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Cancer survivor triumphs with inspired exhibit

Publication date 27 September 2020 | 21:55 | ICT

After spending a year isolated from the world while battling cancer, French-Cambodian artist and activist Adana Mam Legros re-entered society with a purpose and strong message.



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