Every year, tens of thousands of people cross the Mekong River from Kandal to Prey Veng province to celebrate the Pchum Ben festival with their families. For some, queuing at the Neak Leung ferry terminal breathing in the exhaust fumes of thousands of vehicles can be an arduous, daylong mission. But for those who can afford it, the wait can be over in less than an hour. At the front of a 2-km queue Wednesday, pressed hard up against a chain that separated the masses from the ferries, were those who had arrived before dawn to be first in line.
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