PHOTOS: Best and Worst Historic Sites Rated

PHOTOS: Best and Worst Historic Sites Rated
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Traffic passes a candlelight campaign party in front of the Independence Monument in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

"Government indifference" has earned the colonial city the second worst rating in National Geographic's 2008 "Places Rated" Destination Stewardship survey.

Once displaying "the best of French urban planning," the city has now been "lost to uncontrolled urban growth and the outright greed of land speculation," one expert said, adding it is a "very sad story."
—Photograph by Adrees Latif/Reuters
 
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