Today in Pictures: August 18, 2016

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Beginning the day with a small latte.
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Construction is booming.  But, the workers only make $100 or less per month.
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Cambodian art abounds throughout the city.
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The result of this new wave of capitalism, is that the rich can buy nice cars.  There is no middle class, they’re stuck with motos and push-carts.
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Shoes are colorful and popular with the street vendors.  I entered one store and the lady took one look at me and said to Chantha, in Khmer, “We don’t have his size.”
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Men play Camboidan Chess in the heat of the day.
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Vendors sell household items.
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On their way to market to fill baskets with vegetables.
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Striking color captured my attention as we made our way through the crowded streets of Phnom Penh.
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Big business in wheelbarrows with all of the construction.
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A grandfather walks a narrow littered road.
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Coconut!
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Children hanging out in their parent’s store.
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School is out, time for a snack.
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Coconut water is good for the soul!
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More colorful, plastic, household goods.
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The lumber mill.
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A vehicle you NEVER want to ride in.
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More color.
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It is amazing these motos are waiting at the stop light.  There must be a cop positioned at the corners.  Usually, people blow through the lights.
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No Obama phones here!
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Fresh chicken delivery.
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Mom and the kids in the station wagon.
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Lebanese Schwarma in the heart of Phnom Penh.
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The gateway to somewhere…
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Religion and royalty (foreground) and capitalism (background).
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The government is putting up new signs to try and educate drivers.
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Naps are crucial in the oppresive heat and humidity of the afternoon.
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Doing what he can to earn a few dollars to feed his family.

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