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They represent the people

Well they were asked to represent the people. Future will tell if they will… Nearly all the newly elected parliamentarians attended the opening ceremony under overly tight security at the National Assembly building (VIJ2008075G).

Cambodia Podium

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/09/2008: Podium for the group photograph at the opening session of the new parliamentary mandate.

Cambodia Security

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/09/2008: Security guard checking for the presence of live ammunition before the opening session of the new parliamentary mandate. 

Cambodia

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/09/2008: Press room during the opening session of the new parliamentary mandate. Only 5 photographers, of which only one from an international news service, were allowed in the actual parliament.  

One Response to “They represent the people”

  1. love these images…if it weren’t so absurd, i’d be in tears…

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    bobblack - September 25th, 2008 at 7:30 pm