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Opposition leader Sam Rainsy starts his campaign around Cambodia

After 4 years of self-exile and with just one week left before the elections, CNRP (Cambodia National Rescue Party) leader Sam Rainsy starts a seven days campaign tour travelling through 15 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces. Thomas followed Rainsy (and vice president Kem Sokha) for 2 days together with Cambodia Daily's journalists Phorn Bopha and Zsombor Peter in Kompong Speu, Takeo, Kampot and Sihanoukville.

You can read the related articles on the Cambodia Daily's website:

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Opposition vice president Kem Sokha, and the oposition leader, Sam Rainsy, hold a speech in during a rally in Kompong Speu. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Opposition vice president Kem Sokha, and the oposition leader, Sam Rainsy, hold a speech in during a rally in Kompong Speu. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

A parade of CNRP (Cambodia National Rescue Party) supporters through the streets of Kompong Speu. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

A parade of CNRP (Cambodia National Rescue Party) supporters through the streets of Kompong Speu. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy meets with supporters on Saturday in Takeo province as he embarks on a seven-day campaign tour in which he will speak in 15 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy meets with supporters on Saturday in Takeo province as he embarks on a seven-day campaign tour in which he will speak in 15 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

People look with curiosity the arrive of opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, in a market in Kompong Speu province. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

People look with curiosity the arrive of opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, in a market in Kompong Speu province. 20/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Bodyguards of CNRP leader, Sam Rainsy and vice president, Kem Sokha, wait under the rain before (a later cancelled) rally in Kep. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Bodyguards of CNRP leader, Sam Rainsy and vice president, Kem Sokha, wait under the rain before (a later cancelled) rally in Kep. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Opposition Leader, Sam Rainsy holds the hand with Kem Sokha, vice president of CNRP during a rally in Kampot city. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Opposition Leader, Sam Rainsy holds the hand with Kem Sokha, vice president of CNRP during a rally in Kampot city. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

CNRP leader, Sam Rainsy visits the central market of Kampot on his second day of campaign for the Cambodian General Election 2013. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

CNRP leader, Sam Rainsy visits the central market of Kampot on his second day of campaign for the Cambodian General Election 2013. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Opposition Leader, Sam Rainsy, cheers the crowd during a rally at the Independence Park of Sihanoukville. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Opposition Leader, Sam Rainsy, cheers the crowd during a rally at the Independence Park of Sihanoukville. 21/07/2013 © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom