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An Uncommon Sole

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The Scent of Jasmine & the Goddess of Dance

The Scent of Jasmine & the Goddess of Dance   From great devotion comes great art Wandering through the halls and pathways of Angkor Wat, taking in the overwhelming magnificence and minute detail of the statues,...

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