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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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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Communism at its best, senseless killing of millions of innocent people
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Stolen-Aura Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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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Sweetnevil568 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
That why only 4 of us survives in our family.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Photographer
It is sad to hear :( I have many friends in Cambodia, and sadly, everyone of them have sad stories to tell :( Thank you for your comment...
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Dozerson Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is horribly sad. But the photo is beautiful.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Photographer
Thank you a lot for the comment
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Dozerson Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. It's an amazing piece.
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John-Peter Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Thanks for share this piece of history! :)
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Photographer
Thank you a lot for the comment :)
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Beetje macaber, maar toch een geweldige foto, vooral door die ene schedel wat meer te belichten.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Photographer
Vriendelijk bedankt Helgje :) Inderdaad, een beetje macaber, en nog meer als je het geheel kunt zien...
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Graag gedaan. Erg dat zo'n gruwelijke dingen een erfdeel zijn. Hopelijk weerhoudt het mensen van het opnieuw te doen.

PS: Ben je familie van Sven Speybrouk ? Je gelijkt er wel sterk op.
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reptilicious Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome pic!
A great place with so much history!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   Photographer
Thank you a lot Amy :) Glad you like it!
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reptilicious Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem keep up the good work!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Amy, i'll try ;)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   General Artist
Your lovely photo has been featured here
:+fav: the article so more people can see it!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013   Photographer
Thank you a LOT! :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   General Artist
:heart:
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4DK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Go to favorites;)
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Photographer
Thank you ^^
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HappyStarfish85 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
a picture which really gets you thinking.
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RagdollPhotographer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Photographer
Very creepy, but awesome.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Photographer
I'm glad you like it Alexa... And indeed, a long, complicated and very sad story :(
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DoDahWiWah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My 2 aunts died in the Khmer Rouge :(
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seniastardust Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Really moving piece- thank you for sharing.
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Vampyro77 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
creepy :iconshiverplz:
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photojournalism ! sad though...
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
Merci beaucoup ;)
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FabrykaImaginacji Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Great photo.
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4DK Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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WidoPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Horrifying, but a great photo.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Photographer
Thank you a lot :)
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MrRanger654 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Pol pot was a stalinist and a rascist, USA supported him. Vietnam got their victory against Pol pot, but got attack by China...who helped Pol pot's Cambodia.

The real commies fights the false, the stalinists.....
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chtonicnoise Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeeeaaah! crashed skull!
great photo
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Shadowspirit2000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
thank you for putting this horror in words and in photo's - the 70's are not that long ago and this kind of thing is still occuring in our world.....so very sad.....
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Creepy story behind the photo...
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   Photographer
Indeed... En dit leeft nog altijd voort. Iedere Cambodjaan heeft wel iemand verloren...
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omegadeltahunter Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
fuck pol pot head all the khmer rouge assholes thats all i godda say
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   Photographer
:)
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