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  1. Dance drama declared UNESCO heritage

  2. Dancers get ready backstage before a performance of masked theater known as Khon at the Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok, Thailand November 7, 2018.

  3. Dancers are seen on stage during a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand.

  4. A dancer performs a masked theatre known as Lakhon Khol at the Wat Svay Andet buddhist temple in Kandal province, Cambodia.

  5. A dancer gets ready before a performance of Lakhon Khol at the Wat Svay Andet buddhist temple in Kandal province, Cambodia. The ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge in Cambodia - who scorned most art as decadent - banned its study in the 1970s.

  6. A dancer poses backstage before a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Khon tradition, originally centered on the royal court, is now taught by many schools and universities. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

  7. Dancers perform Lakhon Khol in Kandal province, Cambodia. Ahead of a recent rehearsal, students stretched their legs and hands at the troupe's a newly built theater at Wat Svay Andet, a Buddhist temple outside the capital, Phnom Penh.

  8. A dancer waits backstage during a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's version of the dance has fared better than its neighbor's, but practitioners still depend on recruiting a new generation of performers. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

  9. A dancer gets ready before a performance of Lakhon Khol in Kandal province, Cambodia. Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, Phoeurng Sackona, said that the dance needed immediate preservation and urged all people to get involved.

  10. Dancers get ready backstage before a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand. Mom Luang Pongsawad Sukhasvasti, 67, hand-fashions Khon masks from his home studio north of Bangkok.

  11. Dancers walk behind the curtain on stage after a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

  12. Dancers get ready backstage before a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

  13. Dancers get ready backstage before a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

  14. A dancer gets ready before a performance of Lakhon Khol in Kandal province, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

  15. Dancers get ready before a performance of Lakhon Khol in Kandal province, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

  16. Dancers wait backstage during a performance of Khon in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva