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SIHANOUK CREMATION - Cambodia Prepares for King's Cremation
Cambodia Prepares for King's Cremation

On the 4th day of the funeral, the body of the late Cambodian King Sihanouk, is cremated in a sumptuous Buddhist ceremony held in the crematorium built nearby the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, at the presence of numerous foreign heads of state.

Cambodia Prepares for Former King's Cremation

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Print shop workers make posters and gadgets with the photos of the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, during the cremation ceremony of his body.

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"He's the father of independence and nothing can compare with his good deeds to his people," said Lok Yem, a 64-year-old woman who traveled from Kampong Speu province.

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Prayer and meditation for the late king Norodom Sihanouk

SIHANOUK CREMATION - Monks blessing khmer policemen
Monks blessing khmer policemen

Monks blessing khmer policemen

SIHANOUK CREMATION - golden casket of Norodom Sihanouk
golden casket of Norodom Sihanouk

The golden casket bearing the body of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk made its final journey through the streets of Phnom Penh

SIHANOUK CREMATION - golden casket of Sihanouk details
golden casket of Sihanouk details
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Security was extremely tight with machine gun-toting members of Hun Sen's personal bodyguard unit lining the streets, transformed into an ocean of mourners in white and black, punctuated by the orange robes of Buddhist monks.

SIHANOUK CREMATION - Cambodian artillery
Cambodian artillery

Members of the 911 Paratrooper unit conduct a practice drill of the 101-gun artillery salute at their headquarters in Phnom Penh on Friday. The salute will be fired in honor of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk

SIHANOUK CREMATION - Journalist on the watch
Journalist on the watch
SIHANOUK CREMATION - Cyril Payen for France 24
Cyril Payen for France 24

French grand reporter Cyril Payen on Live for France 24

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The royal funeral procession is the first in Phnom Penh since 1960 when Sihanouk's father King Suramarit died.

SIHANOUK CREMATION - VIP ESCORT
VIP ESCORT

Leaders arrive in Cambodia for royal cremation ceremony of Sihanouk

SIHANOUK CREMATION - Arrival of the american ambassador
Arrival of the american ambassador

Arrival of the american ambassador

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The military orchestra honnore last king of the Cambodia

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King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni and queen mother Monineath

SIHANOUK CREMATION - Official last tribe to Norodom Sihanouk
Official last tribe to Norodom Sihanouk

Officials last tribute to Norodom Sihanouk

SIHANOUK CREMATION - Cambodians gather for king's cremation
Cambodians gather for king's cremation

Cambodians gather for king's cremation

SIHANOUK CREMATION - KING SIHAMONI WITH PRIME MINISTER HUN SE
KING SIHAMONI WITH PRIME MINISTER HUN SE

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni and prime minister Hun Sen gave a last tribute to King father Norodom Sihanouk

SIHANOUK CREMATION - Cremation has begun
Cremation has begun

Smoke comes out the chimney of the crematorium minutes after the end of the cremation ceremony of the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk.