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Associated Press photographs Cambodian students look at books about the Khmer Rouge at a high School in Phnom Penh. Eight years after the creation of a U.N.-backed multinational panel to hold trials on the regime, it is riven by suspicion.

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Cambodia's U.N.-backed genocide tribunal has indicted the four top surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, from left to right, Nuon Chea, 84, the group's ideologist; former head of state and public face of the regime, Khieu Samphan, 79; former Foreign Minister Ieng Sary; and his wife Ieng Thirith, ex-minister for social affairs, both in their 80, for 1.7 million deaths in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith/Chor Sokunthea, File)

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Khmer Rouge victim Hong Savath, 47, weeps Monday in Phnom Penh after the bloody regime's chief jailer, Kaing Guek Eav, was sentenced to 35 years in prison, which likely will keep him jailed just 19 years, for overseeing the deaths of up to 16,000 people. (Associated Press)

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Kaing Guek Eav, aka Duch, is the first senior Khmer Rouge leader ever to be convicted. He ran a top-secret detention center for the state's worst "enemies." (Extraordinary Chambers in the courts of Cambodia via Associated Press)

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In this July 22, 2010 photo, Cambodian villagers tour the Tuol Sleng genocide museum, former Khmer Rouge S-23 prison, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer Monday July 26, 2010, for overseeing the deaths of up to 16,000 people, in the first verdict involving a senior member of the "killing fields" regime that devastated a generation of Cambodians. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)