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Boat racers take part in a boat racing during the annual Water Festival on a lake in Lavea Em district, Kandal province, about 30 kilometers east of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Sovannara/Xinhua)

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Welcome to Cambodia's Water Festival, or Bon Om Touk.

The annual event, which takes place this year from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, is one of the country's most treasured celebrations and usually attracts more than one million Cambodians from the provinces to the capital city of Phnom Penh for celebrations.

The Cambodian government has earlier canceled the traditional Water Festival gatherings in Phnom Penh in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, however, it added that some provinces can organize the festivities as they have always done in the past.

Children gather under an umbrella to watch boat racing during the annual Water Festival near a lake in Lavea Em district, Kandal province, about 30 kilometers east of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Sovannara/Xinhua)

Boat racers take part in a boat racing during the annual Water Festival on a lake in Lavea Em district, Kandal province, about 30 kilometers east of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Sovannara/Xinhua)

Boat racers take part in a boat racing during the annual Water Festival on a lake in Lavea Em district, Kandal province, about 30 kilometers east of Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Sovannara/Xinhua)■

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