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On this day in 1975, Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, fell to communist Khmer Rouge insurgents, ending a five-year civil war. It was the start of a gruesome rule that left 1.5 million Cambodians dead, a painful history that continues to haunt the country today.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—The "before" photos of victims at the Khmer Rouge Torture Center at Tuol Sleng, 1998.

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Interactive Essays
GuantanamoPoint and Shoot
by Paolo Pellegrin

The U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has become a controversial flashpoint of America’s “war on terror.” Magnum Photographer Paolo Pellegrin photographed the camp and its prisoners extensively in 2006. He also documented former detainees in London, Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan.

Point and Shoot
by Philip Jones Griffiths

Throughout his long career, Phillip Jones Griffiths has poignantly documented violent conflict with unabashed honesty and disdain for its consequences. "I’ve covered many wars and seen what bullets do to flesh and I’m rather proud to say that I got all that macho stuff out of my system in my youth."

Magnum in Motion Video Podcasts
<i>The Bostonians</i>
The Bostonians
by Constantine Manos
The Bostonians, published in 1975, is one of the most varied and intimate portraits of the people of Boston. Manos depicts people from all walks of life, living at the crossroads of the Old World and the New.
Celebrate the Earth
Celebrate the Earth
by Magnum Photographers
This weekend is Earth Day, first established in 1970. Magnum and Slate present a glimpse of our planet’s vast beauty and the challenges the environmental movement faces.

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