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Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic (of a time of Evil)

A submission to this weeks photo challenge : Relic

I wondered about posting this. However, sometimes relics are designed to make us think; to ponder the evil of mankind on mankind. These relics a salutary reminder of inhumanity to man. These pictures taken from two places in Cambodia are there to speak of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge. Cheoung Ek (aka The Killing Fields) is a place where countless innocents were murdered in the 1970’s. S-21 in a prison camp within Phnom Penh where supposed dissidents were tortured and murdered. Some of the relics below are gruesome. Their purpose, to serve as a warning to future generations and to commemorate the dead.You have been warned.

Cheoung Ek

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Mausoleum at Cheoung Ek (Filled from top to bottom with Skulls of the murdered)

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Skulls of the murdered at Cheoung Ek

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Pieces of bones remaining after excavation in 1980

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The killing tree where children were murdered

S-21

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Torture chamber at S-21

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The rules governing the prisoners in the torture chamber

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Photos of the condemned

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