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Run for the border

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A Cambodian migrant in Koh Kong waits for the waves to calm before heading up a narrow river to a path that crosses the Thai-Cambodian border. Illegal Cambodian migrants face a host of dangers crossing land dotted with mines  and filled with corrupt police and unscrupulous guides. Many Cambodians, however, say they have no choice but to make the dangerous journey in order to seek work in Cambodia's more developed neighbour.  

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