• A former Khmer Rouge soldier, Vong, age 42, with his wife Mon. They are married two years ago, live together at the front lines.Preah Vihear temple. Cambodia, 2008

    A former Khmer Rouge soldier, Vong, age 42, with his wife Mon. They are married two years ago, live together at the front lines.Preah Vihear temple. Cambodia, 2008

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  • Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Hom, age 45, has been a soldier for 30 years and had shot five times. He believes he is already dead.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Hom, age 45, has been a soldier for 30 years and had shot five times. He believes he is already dead.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Youn, age 48, and Hong, age 44, are from Anlong Veng and joined the Khmer Rouge when they were ten. Youn has been shot three times during fighting in the jungle.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Youn, age 48, and Hong, age 44, are from Anlong Veng and joined the Khmer Rouge when they were ten. Youn has been shot three times during fighting in the jungle.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Chia, age 7, lives in Preah Vihear temple with his father.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Chia, age 7, lives in Preah Vihear temple with his father.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Kire, age 30, joined the army 10 years ago. His father was Khmer Rouge soldier and died during fighting with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in the early 1990s.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Kire, age 30, joined the army 10 years ago. His father was Khmer Rouge soldier and died during fighting with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in the early 1990s.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Thai, age 42, was born in Preah Vihear, and has been a soldier for over 30 years.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Thai, age 42, was born in Preah Vihear, and has been a soldier for over 30 years.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Srai, age 6, with her sisters.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Srai, age 6, with her sisters.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • A soldier carries a machine gun in the Dongrak mountains.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    A soldier carries a machine gun in the Dongrak mountains.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • In the early morning at Temple.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    In the early morning at Temple.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Pisok, age 27, joined the army 8 years ago in Anlong Veng. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Pisok, age 27, joined the army 8 years ago in Anlong Veng. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Soldier in the Camp. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Soldier in the Camp. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Buddhist Monks.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Buddhist Monks.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Bun, age 55, became a soldier in the Lon Nol Army in 1971, then joined the Khmer Rouge in 1975. He also joined the Vietnamese Army in 1980 and now calls himself a Cambodian government soldierPhrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008.

    Bun, age 55, became a soldier in the Lon Nol Army in 1971, then joined the Khmer Rouge in 1975. He also joined the Vietnamese Army in 1980 and now calls himself a Cambodian government soldierPhrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008.

  • Amulets in a market.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Amulets in a market.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Childern sell souvenirs for local tourist in the Temple.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Childern sell souvenirs for local tourist in the Temple.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Mean, age 50, joined the army when he was eleven. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Mean, age 50, joined the army when he was eleven. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Da, age 16 and his friend, joined the army a year ago. He was orphaned when his father, a former Khmer Rouge soldier, stepped on a land mine. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Da, age 16 and his friend, joined the army a year ago. He was orphaned when his father, a former Khmer Rouge soldier, stepped on a land mine. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Asok, age 34, joined the army when he was eight. He was an orphan.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Asok, age 34, joined the army when he was eight. He was an orphan.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Lek, age 39, with his family in the front line. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Lek, age 39, with his family in the front line. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Restoration work at the Temple.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Restoration work at the Temple.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Piseth, age 55, joined the army when he was eight. He has been shot two time during fighting.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Piseth, age 55, joined the army when he was eight. He has been shot two time during fighting.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Neak, age 44, joined the army when he was ten. He is a commander and lives at front line with his soldiers.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Neak, age 44, joined the army when he was ten. He is a commander and lives at front line with his soldiers.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Thon and Navy, both age 50, are from Anlong Veng. They joined the Khmer Rouge in 1970 and have been soldiers for 38 years.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Thon and Navy, both age 50, are from Anlong Veng. They joined the Khmer Rouge in 1970 and have been soldiers for 38 years.Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Soldiers. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Soldiers. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Khom, age 42, is a soldier and doing hair cut in the front-line for halfdollar each. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Khom, age 42, is a soldier and doing hair cut in the front-line for halfdollar each. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Thao, age 17, with his son and his house. He joined the army when he was eight. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Thao, age 17, with his son and his house. He joined the army when he was eight. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Rang, age 2, was born in the front line near Thai border. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Rang, age 2, was born in the front line near Thai border. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

  • Chair, age 39, was stepped on land mine and lost his leg during fighing near Thai border. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

    Chair, age 39, was stepped on land mine and lost his leg during fighing near Thai border. Phrea Vihear, Cambodia, 2008

Ghosts in the Temple: The Destiny of former Khmer Rouge Soldiers