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BATTY ATTRACTIONS It's probably not a good sign when the most interesting feature of an art museum isn't the art. But many museums around the world show off great art and sculpture; only one hosts a massive colony of rare bats in its attic that stream out by the hundreds of thousands at sundown. Visitors gather on the sidewalks around the National Museum in Phnom Penh on clear evenings to watch the stunning exodus; and it saves them the $2 cost of admission.

The bats started making their home under the red roof during Khmer Rouge rule, when...

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