As Cambodians ushered in 2019 with fireworks and dance parties, a profound celebration was underway on the northern outskirts of capital Phnom Penh.
On the Chroy Changvar peninsula, connected by a bridge of the same name, thousands marked the 20th anniversary of the end of 30 years of civil war that left this country in tatters.
There was an unprecedented turnout of top brass for the unveiling of a freshly minted war memorial complete with historical records aimed at ending confusion as to the date major hostilities were formally over.
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