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Making merit

Making merit

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Heng Chivoan

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ambodian society ladies hand out alms to the poor along the Phnom Penh riverside on Wednesday, creating a momentary press of outstretched hands. The square opposite the Royal Palace is a popular spot for those seeking to make merit in the next life by releasing birds or making offerings, making it a popular haven for beggars and lotus-blossom sellers.

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