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Children and a woman sit on a locally made vehicle in Laos as they travel during flooding caused by the collapse of a dam in the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydroelectric project in Attapeu Province. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters hide caption

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Monovithya Kem's father, Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, was jailed in September, after his party fared better than expected in local elections in June. "Dictators see free, fair elections as a threat," she tells NPR. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader

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The Sardar Sweet Shop in Varanasi, India, was built around a neem tree considered too holy to cut down. Customers flow in and out, barely noticing the imposing tree. In rural parts, people use the neem tree's leaves to repel insects, the sap for stomach pain and the branches to brush their teeth. As for the candy shop sweets, Diane Cook says they were "fabulous." Diane Cook and Len Jenshel hide caption

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks to garment workers during a visit to a factory outside Phnom Penh on Aug. 30. His government has slapped the English-language Cambodia Daily with a $6.3 million tax bill and ordered it to pay by Sept. 4. If it doesn't, Hun Sen said, it should "pack up and go." Heng Sinith/AP hide caption

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Villagers plant rice in Srekor village. Most residents of the village — which will be submerged when a new dam starts up — have been relocated. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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'I Will Lose My Identity': Cambodian Villagers Face Displacement By Mekong Dam

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Phan Sopheak, a rice farmer in Cambodia, rests shortly after a man wielding an axe attacked her. She had been patrolling the Prey Lang forest around her village with a volunteer group that is trying to stop illegal logging. Courtesy of Prey Lang Community Network hide caption

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#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

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Yonta, 6, rests with her sister Montra, 3, and brother Leakhena, 4 months, under a mosquito bed net during monsoon season in July 2010, in Pailin province, Cambodia. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Lucky Iron Fish for sale in Phnom Penh. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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In Cambodia, 'Lucky' Iron Fish For The Cooking Pot Could Fight Anemia

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Victoria, a 2-year-old rat, sniffs for TNT, sticking her nose high in the air to indicate she's found some. She works her way down a 10-meter line with a handler on either end, and is able to detect the presence of TNT at a distance of approximately half a yard. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

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Cambodian band Baksei Cham Krong. Mol Kamach/Courtesy of Argot Pictures hide caption

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

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Soum Rithy (center left), who lost family members during the Khmer Rouge regime, and Chum Mey, a survivor of the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, embrace after the verdicts were announced Thursday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Heng Sinith/AP hide caption

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Nearly everyone fishes for a living on Laos' Don Sadam Island, near the site of the controversial Don Sahang dam. Locals and environmentalists alike are worried about the dam's effects on fish migration. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?

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A Cambodian technician carries a backpack-mounted "Trekker" device housing 15 cameras as he demonstrates the technique used to digitally map the Angkor complex in Cambodia. Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A worker throws a petrol bomb after clashes broke out during a protest Friday near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. At least four people were killed when police opened fire at the workers. Samrang Pring /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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An injured Cambodian worker escapes from riot police in the compound of a Buddhist pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday. Police fired live ammunition at protesting garment workers outside the capital, injuring at least 20 people and killing a bystander. AP hide caption

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