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Losing your marble?

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Photo by: Rick Valenzuela

Van Theun, 19, chips away at a marble sculpture of Neang Rom Say Sak at

a statue company in Pro Ngil village, about 30 kilometres southeast of

Pursat town last Saturday.Van Theun said he's been carving marble

statues for two years and can earn US$50 a month in what is his town's

biggest industry, which has come under threat from industrial

development.

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