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In this photo provided by Wonders of the Mekong taken on June 14, 2022, a man touches a giant freshwater stingray before it was released back into the Mekong River in the northeastern province of Stung Treng, Cambodia. Chhut Chheana/AP hide caption

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A view of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, from the riverfront of a temple complex outside the city. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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'Houses On The River Will Fall': Cambodia's Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

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Chinese border patrol gunboats come downriver from the Yunnan province about once a month in a show of force to keep the Mekong River safe, as China's Xinhua News Agency puts it. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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China Reshapes The Vital Mekong River To Power Its Expansion

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