The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields were a number of sites in Cambodia where large numbers of people were executed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, directley after the end of the Vietnam War.

More than 200,000 people were executed by the Khmer Rouge. Estimates indicate of the total number of deaths resulting from Khmer Rouge policies, including disease and starvation, range from 1.4 to 2.2 million out of a population of around 7 million.

In 1979, communist Vietnam invaded Democratic Kampuchea and toppled the Khmer Rouge regime.
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Siem Reap. Cambodia 2003
Photographer:
Stephen Mc Donald