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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 June, 2004, 11:12 GMT 12:12 UK
In pictures: Temple destruction
Angkor Wat
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Angkor Wat is one of the world's most famous historical sites
Ta Prohm, Angkor
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The effects of time have left their mark on its many temples...
Statue at Angkor with its head missing
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...but so too have looters and thieves
Preah Khan statue damaged by looters (courtesy of Heritage Watch)
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The damage is not just confined to Angkor. This arch at Preah Khan has been badly damaged
Preah Khan statue damaged by looters (courtesy of Heritage Watch)
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Looters will take any carvings they can sell, leaving the rest of the structure behind
Phum Snay (courtesy of Heritage Watch)
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Recently, they have also been targeting prehistoric sites such as Phum Snay


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