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Cambodians re-enact Khmer Rouge massacre on 'Day of Anger'

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Students re-enact the crimes of the Khmer Rouge regime to mark the annual 'Day of Anger' at the Choeung Ek killing fields memorial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 20.

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A woman wipes her eyes during the annual 'Day of Anger' at the Choeung Ek killing fields memorial in Phnom Penh.

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Students from a fine arts school take part in a performance to mark the annual 'Day of Anger' at the Choeung Ek killing fields memorial.

Thousand of Cambodians watched as students re-enacted a Khmer Rouge massacre at a "Day of Anger" ceremony at a notorious killing field outside Phnom Penh on Friday.

About 1.7 million people died of starvation, exhaustion, lack of medical care or torture during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s.

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