A rat searches for land mines and unexploded ordnance during a training session in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) working with the Belgian NGO APOPO has recently begun testing the feasibility of using large mine detection rats from Tanzania to help clear fields of mines and unexploded ordnance in one of the most bombed and mined countries in the world.
A mother and her daughter pray after offering alms to Buddhist monks near a railway track in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
A Cambodian student releases a dove to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation, in front of the Royal Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
A boy carries shoes as Buddhist monks walk in front of the Royal Palace during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, in Phnom Penh.
Young scavengers fight for a piece of plastic they have found while working between tons of rubbish in the Anlong Pi landfill in Siem Reap, Cambodia on the International Day against Child Labour. Dozens of children work every day on the site, which is situated a few kilometres away from the Angkor temples, visited by more than 3m tourists every year
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US soldiers carry a flag-draped coffin containing the remains believed to be of a US soldier during a repatriation ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport. Remains thought to be those of three US servicemen killed in Cambodia more than four decades ago during the Vietnam war were repatriated for identification in the US.
A woman and two children are surrounded by police and municipal security forces during clashes with residents of Borei Keila community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A building which has been occupied for the last two days has been raided by the Cambodian Security forces who sought to forcibly evict the residents. Early in the morning on Friday, the road leading into Borei Keila was blocked by riot police, military police, and municipal security guards, who had been deployed to remove all of the families which had occupied the building. Over the course of the violent eviction, at least six people were injured, including a woman who was 6 months pregnant.
Cambodian protesters outside the appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Protesters called on authorities to release human rights activists and garment workers arrested during a protest demanding increased wages
A woman with a prosthetic leg waits at Handicap International’s rehabilitation centre in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. It is estimated that there are as many as 10m landmines in Cambodia, a country of 14.5m people. Handicap International has been working in Cambodia for almost 30 years, supporting people with disabilities and victims of chronic diseases. The organisation also promotes the prevention of injuries.
A Cambodian protester runs as anti-riot police officers fire tear gas during a clash between police and garment workers in Phnom Penh. One woman was shot dead and several injured in violent clashes between protesting garment workers and police in Cambodia’s capital on Tuesday, a rights group and family members said.
Buddhist monks who are supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), react during a protest as party leader Sam Rainsy announces the result of a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. Hun Sen met opposition leader Sam Rainsy for talks and officials said they had agreed to look at how future general elections are held but the long-serving premier refused to give in to demands for an independent inquiry into the July 28 poll. The protest was staged a day after police used force to scatter protesters challenging a disputed election win by Hun Sen, sparking clashes in which one man was shot dead.
Cambodian villagers play volleyball at Sre Ampil village, Kandal province, some 33 kilometres east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday
Supporters cheer as Sam Rainsy, president of the National Rescue party, greets them in Phnom Penh. Mr Rainsy, a main challenger to long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, returned to Cambodia from self-imposed exile in France on Friday after Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni pardoned him last week. Mr Rainsy will campaign in a general election at the end of the month. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2010 on charges of spreading disinformation and falsifying maps to contest a new border agreed by Cambodia and Vietnam.
A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.
Cambodian boys ride bicycles as they head to school by passing paddy rice field at Krang Tnung village on the outskirt of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.
A Cambodian farmer rides his motorbike on a wooden bridge leading to a Christian church, which is being repaired by ethnic Vietnamese at Koh Phos village in Kandal Province, about 25 km east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Police officers push back women to prevent them from reaching Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen’s house during a protest in Phnom Penh. Boeung Kak lake residents and other communities embroiled in land disputes in the capital, gathered and appealed for Hun Sen’s help after they were threatened with eviction to make way for private luxurious property developments. They also appealed for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.