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Uncovered Photos of Khmer Rouge Prisoners at S-21

The donation, released by by an unnamed female Khmer Rouge worker earlier this month, consists of 1,426 images of prisoners held at the Tuol Sleng prison from 1975 to 1979 and includes one of the four Americans imprisoned by the regime for alleged espionage. That photo adds to the scant documentation of imprisoned Westerners at the hands of the regime.
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A pile of mugshots provided to the Documentation Center of Cambodia by an anonymous collector. (Credit: DC-Cam)
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A pile of mugshots provided to the Documentation Center of Cambodia by an anonymous collector. (Credit: DC-Cam)

A staff member sorts through photographs recently donated to the center. (Credit: DC-Cam)
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A staff member sorts through photographs recently donated to the center. (Credit: DC-Cam)

A staff member sorts through photographs recently donated to the center. (Credit: DC-Cam)
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A staff member sorts through photographs recently donated to the center. (Credit: DC-Cam)

Each photograph lists the subject’s name and birthplace on the back of the picture. (Credit: DC-Cam)
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Each photograph lists the subject’s name and birthplace on the back of the picture. (Credit: DC-Cam)

Director of Documentation Center of Cambodia, Youk Chhang arranges photos, a part of about a thousand of newly-discovered photo collection of detainees at the former Khmer Rouge main prison S-21, in his office in Phnom Penh. (Credit: AP)
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Director of Documentation Center of Cambodia, Youk Chhang arranges photos, a part of about a thousand of newly-discovered photo collection of detainees at the former Khmer Rouge main prison S-21, in his office in Phnom Penh. (Credit: AP)

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