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Tuol Sleng

A former school, Tuol Sleng was used as a site of torture and detention by the Khmer Rouge. It is now a genocide museum. Located in Phnom Penh, large numbers of international tourists visit. Thousands of photos of those held at Tuol Sleng are displayed, and many of the rooms contain images and physical remnants of their past use – such as shackles, implements of torture, and the partitions constructed to subdivide rooms into small cells.  The upper floors contain several exhibits detailing aspects of the Khmer Rouge period less directly linked to Tuol Sleng – such as accounts of survivors from other parts of Cambodia, and an exhibit on the plight of children under the Khmer