Cambodia mourns as former king’s body comes home

Reuters:

Tens of thousands poured into Cambodia’s capital to witness the procession on Wednesday of the body of former king Norodom Sihanouk, a revered figure who ruled through the triumph of independence to the tragedy of its brutal civil war.

Mourners dressed in white lined the 10-km (6-mile) route to welcome the return of Sihanouk, the flamboyant former monarch who died at 89 of heart failure on Monday in Beijing, his residence since abdicating eight years ago.

Photo: People light candles and pray to honor former King Norodom Sihanouk in front of the Royal Palace. (Chris McGrath / Getty Images)

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