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Photographer's Note

The Cambodian people are beautiful people - full of life and hope - and considering their devastating and heartbreaking past, its amazing to see these characteristics shine through in the people. This photo was taken in the area of the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek - a place where the remains of innocent yet terrorised victims were burried by the Khmer Rouge in mass gravesites in the late 1970s.
Basically the Khmer Rouge regime arrested and eventually executed nearly anyone suspected of connections with the former (or any other) government - and this included children who had no actual mind of politics but were just in the wrong family at the wrong time. Luckily this act of mass genocide is now over, and whats left is a very poor country which is slowly recovering. This girl reminds me of that with her seemingly optimistic and happy personality.
However if she had just been born a few decades earlier, she may well now exist only as a skull in the Killing Fields momument to the torutred and innocent individuals that fell to the Khmer Rouges reign.

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  • Copyright: David Lazar (dvlazar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 55 N: 1216] (6662)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-12-16
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-03-11 4:53
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