CAMBODIA

Monk outside of the main Ankor Wat, Siem Reap

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Ankor Wat, Siem Reap

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Ankor Wat, Siem Reap

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Young monks, Phnom Penh

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The remains of some of the countless Cambodians who were murdered beyond brutality under Pol Pot's regime - the Khmer Rouge. Over 5000 skulls are housed in this memorial stupa at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Phnom Penh.

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The coloured dot on each skull indicates the method in which the person was murdered. Blue is evidence of killing by an iron tool, yellow by hoe, green by axe, purple by hooked knife, brown by crowbar, light blue by bamboo stick, and orange by neck cutting. Red represents the person was a foreigner. Unlike the Nazis during WWII, the Khmer Rouge did not have the technological capability to exterminate in mass by gas chambers. Still, they managed to systematically murder, making them genocidal.

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What were once faces of innocent Cambodians look out onto the very place they were murdered - the killing fields. Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge, wanted Cambodia to return to an agrarian society. In the process, intellectual Cambodians (teachers, lawyers, doctors, bankers, people with glasses...etc) were seen as the enemy, and therefore must be exterminated. Those not murdered were forced to work in agricultural camps in rural Cambodia.

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The coloured dot on each skull indicates the method in which the person was murdered. Blue is evidence of killing by an iron tool, yellow by hoe, green by axe, purple by hooked knife, brown by crowbar, light blue by bamboo stick, and orange by neck cutting. Red represents the person was a foreigner. Unlike the Nazis during WWII, the Khmer Rouge did not have the technological capability to exterminate in mass by gas chambers. Still, they managed to systematically murder, making them genocidal.

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The remains of some of the countless Cambodians who were murdered beyond brutality under Pol Pot's regime - the Khmer Rouge. Over 5000 skulls are housed in this memorial stupa at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Phnom Penh.

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Sculptures at Ankor Thom, Siem Reap

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Ankor Thom, Siem Reap

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Faces at Ankor Thom, Siem Reap

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Sculpture at Ankor Thom, Siem Reap

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Sculptures at Ankor Thom, Siem Reap

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Sculptures at Ankor Thom, Siem Reap

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Monk within Ankor Wat, Siem Reap

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Ankor Wat, Siem Reap

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Ankor Wat, Siem Reap

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Bridge reflections, Siem Reap

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