1999 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Nancy Andrews

The Washington Post

01 January, 1998

Saong (38) lies in an Aids hospice, holding a plastic flower. Since the Asian economic crisis, government funding for Aids care has been cut. The hospice raises money by selling plastic flowers for visitors to give to the patients. Once visitors have left, the flowers are collected and re-sold to the next group. Saong said he didn't mind giving the flower back. It was just a token of somebody's care.

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Nancy Andrews

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