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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300
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Jul 1, 2010, 3:09:11 PM
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Cambodia - Killing fields by lux69aeterna Cambodia - Killing fields by lux69aeterna
Choeung Ek is for many people a symbol for the killing fields in Cambodia. It is a former Chinese graveyard, 17km from Phnom Penh and was used by the Khmer Rouge as a mass grave between 1975 and 1979. In total, about 2,1 million Cambodians died in those 4 years of horror. This is the place to remember them...

After the fall of the regime, 8895 bodies have been discovered, most of them executed in the Tuol Sleng prison. Nowadays a part of the bones have been lay to rest in a stupa, built in 1988. Not all the graves have been excavated, and so it will remain. It is said that when heavy rains fall, bones still come up at the surface.

Tuol Sleng prison (S-21):


Nikon D300, Nikon 17-55mm, B + W UV filter.

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Given 2010-07-24
The suggester says; "An amazing photograph from a sad place which gives people reason to think about the past."
Cambodia - Killing fields by *lux69aeterna ( Suggested by fiilistelija and Featured by pullingcandy )
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Stolen-Aura Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm making a flyer for a commercial travel business, would I be able to use this beautiful photo? Thank you for you time. 
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artiethief Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Dit beeld zegt meer dan 1000 woorden
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Photographer
Dank je Elsie :) Groetjes uit Oostende! ;)
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artiethief Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Je zult moeten (her)inburgeren. Versta je nog West-Vlaams? :) (Smile) 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Photographer
Jazeker :) khuur nu een appartement naast die waar we altijd geleefd hebben, maar mijn pa en vriendin verhyuzen naar bredene...
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artiethief Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Je kan een boek schrijven over de afgelopen jaren, met foto's erbij. "Around the world in 8 (?) years". :) (Smile) 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Photographer
:p Kdenk dat ik zo goed kan schrijven :) Nu wachten tot 13 nov voor een verbinding :( lange tijd om dan op de telefoon van alles te doen...
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Photographer
Shocking and brings me up short. My uncle died in a similar situation, also genocide (Soviet). It is pretty close to home...
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Photographer
I'm sad to hear it... And indeed, it must have been an equally harsh situation there, maybe even worse... 
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Photographer
Who can say...
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