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Cambodia Town

Sopheap Samrieth, owner of an art and video rental shop featuring Cambodian wares in Long Beach, signed the petition supporting the Cambodia Town designation. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
A statue looks out on Anaheim Street in Long Beach, known as the Cambodian capital of the U.S. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
The Cambodian flag flies over Anaheim Street in Long Beach. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Veasna Kiet, who runs Phnom Penh Express travel agency, said the new name makes him proud. “We live far away from our country,” he said. “Now we have a hometown here.” (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Cambodian statues on display at Angkorwat Art on Anaheim Street. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Artwork on a schoolyard fence reflects the Cambodian population of Long Beach. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Patrons dine at a restaurant in the newly designated Cambodia Town. (Luis Sinco / LAT)