People place incense in front of a framed portrait of slain labour rights leader Chea Vichea on the anniversary of his death in January 2010. Chea Vichea, who was president of the Free Trade Union, was gunned down in broad daylight on a street in Phnom Penh in 2004. Photograph: Sovan Philong/Phnom Penh Post
A young vendor shows off a cage full of sparrows he sells on the riverside. Buying a bird and releasing it is one popular way of making merit in the Kingdom. The birds, however, are often caught again, only to be sold to the next pious pedestrian looking to buy a little peace of mind.