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September 4, 2013 12:00 AM

Time spent in Cambodia opens Modesto teen’s eyes

The Khmer people have a certain way of smiling. That was the first thing I noticed when I arrived in Phnom Penh. It’s a sudden smile. It opens up their faces; it makes their eyes dance. The Khmer people smile often. It’s a beautiful smile, and yet somehow vulnerable. Like opening your wallet in a crowded market, or letting someone see that you keep your extra keys under the door mat. It’s a vulnerable smile.

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