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Chney, 43, from Kandal province, visits the Choeung Ek Killing Fields Memorial during

the Pchum Ben holiday, October 12-14. For fourteen days preceeding the full moon,

devotees make offerings (Ben) to local pagodas. The day of the full moon, the 15th

day, is marked by music and celebration. The holiday is also celebrated in parts

of mainland China, Taiwan and Thailand.


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