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A man glares, brows furrowed in defiance, the numbers 57 and 1 pinned onto his crumpled shirt. Not far from him, a woman gazes with stoic composure, her infant cradled in her arms; her number is 462.
A green snake entwined around a cosmic tree billows on the wall, while on another piece of cloth, a scene from Thai folklore flutters.
Krel Pao looks in the mirror as she powders her face and puts on lipstick. Ms. Pao, 40, is a self-identified “ladyboy” and a sex worker who is battling HIV.
At a seaside fish market in Kampot province, a man grabs a basket of fish, swirling it in the ocean to clean it. His hands are lined by the toils of a fisherman. His right hand, we see, is missing a knuckle.