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Cambodia's Fortunes Ebb And Flow Along The Mekong

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The sun sets over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos' ancient royal capital. Christopher Brown for NPR hide caption

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Mekong Divides Different Worlds In 'Golden Triangle'

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A novice Buddhist monk stands in a doorway at a monastery in eastern Shan state. Nearly everyone in this military-ruled country is Buddhist. Christopher Brown for NPR hide caption

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Mekong Flows Along Troubled Myanmar's East

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Tibetan prayer flags hang from a bridge crossing the Mekong River at sunrise. The river is known in Tibetan as the Dzachu, or "river of rocks," and in Chinese as the Lancang Jiang, or "turbulent river." Christopher Brown for NPR hide caption

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At Mekong's Source In China, Past And Present Collide

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