Photo101: The Killing Fields


This image was taken at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center in the area famously known as The Killing Fields, just outside Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh. It was 11 AM and I snapped this image right after we entered the gate.

The tall building is the memorial tower which now displays some of the skeletons of the victims which were murdered around this area between 1975-1979 by the Khmer Rouge regime. As you can see, there was a white streak of light just above the tower which I still don’t what caused it. A combination of the angle and the direction of sunlight, perhaps?


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