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  • The tall foreign man walked by a kiosk on his way to the beach
    He stopped to look at the paintings hung on the sidewalk stand
    The orphaned street children paused to check him out
    Their eyes hopeful and movements tentative

    "You want buy my painting, Mistah?"
    One boy approached and held his work of art out for the man to see
    " Four dollah" the boy said wondering
    " Let me see" ,said the man

    The boy gave him his painting
    The man looked and smiled
    and handed the boy four American dollars
    Soon, he was surrounded with child artists eager to sell their work

    The man called to his wife to come and see
    They stayed all day to admire the children's work
    And marvel at their stories and smiles
    When the day was over, every single painting was sold

    These pictures were taken at " The Cambodian Children's Painting Project"
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