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The shadow of former wars haunts most of southeast Asia, but nowhere so much as the Khmer Rouge haunts Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge and their atrocities are memorialized across the country by heaps of bones and skulls, but most infamously at S.21 and the Killing Fields ouside Phnom Penh. Cambodia has more UXO (UneXploded Ordinance) than any other country in the region, and a correspondingly high number of people, usually beggars, who are missing limbs - it's very disturbing to see. This photo is at the Landmine Museum - the owner splits his time between the museum, de-mining areas (thus this heap), and running a school for children maimed by mines (mostly on the money made by the museum).

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Photo © 2008, Giles Orr 
Last modified: 2008-05-16 by giles