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In a remote Cambodian province, children as young as seven risk their lives mining for a shiny blue rock

Photos by Gabriele StoiaClick or tap on this or any other image here to see a slideshow of Gabriele Stoia’s photos. Hundreds of miles from the karaoke bars of Phnom Penh and the famous ruins of Angkor Wat lies Ratanakiri: a remote northeastern Cambodian province of lush tropical forests and abundant wildlife that once served as a base for the notorious Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. Only a few diehard travelers venture…
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by: Jennifer Meszaros, Photos by Gabriele Stoia – Summer 2014

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