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KR-era photo exhibition opens

A GROUP of Cambodian photographers will display 150 photos spanning the period from the fall of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh on  January 7, 1979, to the present, officials say.

Keo Nuon, secretary general of the Cambodian Photographers Association (CPA), who is behind the exhibition, said that about 10 veteran Cambodian photographers who have long documented the King and the government's activities will open the exhibition at the Wat Phnom Exhibition Center today at 2pm.

"Our photos show the achievement of the Cambodian People's Party, since its first day entering Phnom Penh until now," Keo Nuon said, adding "it is also a message to the survivors of the KR regime to remember their history and urge the UN-backed KR tribunal to move forward  and bring justice to the victims".

The photo exhibition is one of many events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge, when the leaders of the CPP entered Phnom Penh on January 7, 1979, with the help of Vietnamese troops.

Khieu Kanharith, minister of information, told reporters Sunday that since that day the government has sought to strengthen an independent media. "To be one strong democratic society, we need to have the participation of free and independent media."

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