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Bloody history of the Khmer Rouge

Published 2:07 AM ET, Thu March 14, 2013
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File photo of the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, where 8,000 human skulls sit in a glass case, in Phnom Penh province. One of the leaders of the Khmer Rouge - responsible for killing more than 1 million people -- died Thursday. Paula Bronstein/ Getty Images/File
Former Khmer Rouge Deputy Prime Minister Ieng Sary died Thursday, escaping judgment for war crimes at the hands of a tribunal. He is pictured here in the Phnom Penh courtroom in 2011. AFP/Getty Images
Khmer Rouge guerilla soldiers wearing black uniforms drive atop jeeps through a street of Phnom Penh on the day Cambodia fell under their control in April 1975. SJOBERG/AFP/Getty Images/File
A woman cries next to a dead body in Phnom Penh after the Khmer Rouge enter the Cambodian capital. AFP/Getty Images
Foreign observers view victims of the Khmer Rouge in the village of My Duc in the Vietnamese province of Kien Gieng in April 1978. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Image/File
A Cambodian woman looks at portraits of victims of the Khmer Rouge at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh on November 17, 2011. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images/File
A Cambodian man looks at pictures of former Khmer Rouge leaders in 2011 on trial for their role during the bloody four-year regime. AFP/Getty Images
Cambodian Sao Phen prepares skulls and bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge inside a stupa in Kandal province in 2009. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images/File