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On the far north eastern corner of Angkor Wat there are many reliefs that has been completely or partially destroyed. This defaced relief is hauntingly beautiful in its juxaposition of the artistic genius of the Khmer people and the ruthless destruction the past hundred years it has witnessed. I used wide angle lense here at a tilt. Although most viewers would prefer the straight 90 degree vertical lines perhaps because it's soothing to the eyes and translate some form of normality, this defaced relief which in my opinion symbolizes the beautiful/tragic history of the Khmers is better suited with uneven, distorted lines.

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