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
Print shop workers make posters and gadgets with the photos of the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, during the cremation ceremony of his body.
"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.
The golden casket bearing the body of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk made its final journey through the streets of Phnom Penh
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.
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
The royal funeral procession is the first in Phnom Penh since 1960 when Sihanouk's father King Suramarit died.
King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni and prime minister Hun Sen gave a last tribute to King father Norodom Sihanouk
Smoke comes out the chimney of the crematorium minutes after the end of the cremation ceremony of the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk.