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At the races

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At the races

During Cambodia's annual ancestors' festival, Pchum Ben, residents of Vihear Suor commune in Kandal province turn the dirt road leading into the main pagoda into a muddy race track. Starting early in the morning, riders race horses and water buffalo down the path, brushing inches past the spectators who crowd the track.

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Talking to men about rape

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Talking to men about rape

At 24, Samnang looks like many Cambodian men his age, dressed in a fitted plaid shirt and skinny jeans. Samnang is not his real name; he’s only agreed to let me record our conversation if I don’t identify him. He’s not shy, though, when asked about the first time he and his friends forced a woman to have sex. For PRI's The World, a look at Cambodia's alarming problem of gang rape.

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'I thought I lost you forever'

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'I thought I lost you forever'

The Khmer Rouge split families apart in a ruthless bid to remake society. Decades later, many families are still searching for missing loved ones, unsure if they are alive or dead. For Khoem Sarom and others like him, a reality television programme offers a last chance at a reunion after years of uncertainty.

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