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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum - Travels in Cambodia

This former high school in Phnom Penh was converted into a prison and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Now a museum, it's an important Cambodian landmark taking visitors back to the horrors of Pol Pot's regime.

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