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Cambodian contemporary art scene burgeons from ashes of war

Artist Srey Bandoul at Phare Ponleu Selpak, an arts school he helped establish after returning to Battambang once the Paris Peace accords were signed in 1992. (Photo by Luke Hunt)

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia -- For centuries, Cambodian art was defined by one-dimensional paintings of Angkor Wat, the imposing 12th century temple, or idyllic scenes of village life.

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