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Cambodia - Pol Pot's Shadow, October, 2002

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Did You Know:  Each year during the Water Festival, a million Cambodians flock to the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers in Phnom Penh to watch traditional boats competing in races that date back to the 12th century.

Links & Resources:  Learn more about genocide and war crimes and explore resources about Cambodia's art, culture and media.

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FRONTLINE/World reporter Amanda Pike follows a trail of mass graves to find "Brother Number Two," the former Khmer Rouge commander, living at liberty in the country he helped destroy. From 1975 to 1979, nearly 2 million people died -- and the survivors still live side by side with the perpetrators.
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Go behind-the-scenes with FRONTLINE/World's Amanda Pike. See slideshows of Phnom Penh, visit Tuol Sleng Museum, and meet "Brother Number Two."

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