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a monk in front of Bayon Temple in Cambodia
May 14, 2016


In Cambodia’s Angkor Thom, a Buddhist monk looks upon Bayon Temple—and possibly considers its secrets. “Here’s a photo of my new friend, named Annmon,” writes photographer Andy To. “I can’t put into words how amazing his insight on life was. By the end of our conversation, I noticed my face starting to hurt because of how much I was smiling.”

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Photograph by Andy To, National Geographic Your Shot

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