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Cambodia Youth Arts Festival. Sbaek Thom. Phnom Penh, Cambodia-2010
Cambodia Youth Arts Festival. Attentive students watching a teacher of Sbaek Thom. Made from carved cow's skin, these shadow puppets were played during the Angkor period which dates back to the 8th century. This art form, which almost vanished during Khmer Rouge regime, was saved due to the memory of a few puppeteers who survived. The Sbaek Thom art form was inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO as a treasure of intangible and oral culture. Phnom Penh, Cambodia-2010