I was pretty surprised to see a massive shell of a structure in the middle of downtown Kampot, Cambodia. It looked like a greenhouse in ruins (admittedly, I don't actually know what it was). Amongst the rubble was a tree sprouting out from the middle. In a lot of ways, the tree is very symbolic of how the Khmer people have risen from the rubble since the genocide in the 1970's.

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