Cambodian girl in 1975
This innocent girl would be nearing 50 today, had she not been brought to a converted school in Phnom Penh and "cataloged" by being photographed (yes, that pin is stuck in her neck), then transported after dark out to the killing fields. There she became one of perhaps 3 million people killed that year, because they were educated, or worked for the government, or perhaps just wore glasses, appearing to be intelligent, or were children of such people. This photo was shot through glass, and your photographer had difficulty seeing through tears. This child, perhaps 8, was one of hundreds of thousands of children killed that year, thousands of them that night.
I have posted this early in this gallery to remind us of the dangers of being born in some countries, and that in this massively populated part of our world, as at home, every individual deserves love.