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This is not so much of a sunrise shot, as my intention is to paint a picture that will depict the life of the Cambodian children who live near to the World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.

It was just after day break before sunrise, but the local kids were up long before we arrived. They were ready for business selling breakfast, guide books, scarf, hats, T-shirts and other handicrafts. You will hear the familiar call everywhere, "Buy something...", "One for one dollar, two for one dollar, three for one dollar and so on", depending on how long you can resist. All transaction in US Dollar. Many of these children are bright, they can discern your nationality and speak in your mother tongue accordingly as they approach you. I met a young kid about 5 years old talking to me in Mandarin before I opened my mouth! They seldom beg but certainly work hard to earn extra dollars for the family. Hard life indeed.

Here you can see the silhouette of a boy promoting his handicraft to visitors who await the sunrise, as the colour of the sky changes. Hope you don't mind another silhouette shot.

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