A CAMBODIAN MAN SPRAYS WATER IN SEARCH FOR RUBY IN PAILIN.
A Cambodia man splashes water while searching for ruby at Pailin province August 15. Pailin, the gem rich jungle town in western Cambodia, was the economic hub of Khmer Rouge guerrillas until their defection in 1996. Fortune seekers have now started to unearth the town in search for ruby and other precious stones. Picture taken 15AUG99.