A daughter’s 40-year search for the truth behind the Khmer Rouge’s most haunting photograph

It is one of the Khmer Rouge’s most striking and haunting photographs.

Chan Kim Srun stares straight into the camera lens, holding her infant son in the Madonna and Child-like picture, rendered in black and white.

The powerful image has become a centrepiece at Phnom Penh’s genocide museum, serving as a reminder of the horrors committed by the Khmer Rouge.

WARNING: This article contains content that some readers may find disturbing.

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