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Cambodia begins to cremate body of late King Father Sihanouk

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-2-5 9:37:33

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (2nd L, front), Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (2nd R, front), and Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong (1st R, front) attend the cremation ceremony of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara) Related:Cambodia begins to cremate ex-King Norodom SihanoukPHNOM PENH, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace.The cremation was made at the Veal Preah Meru Square next to the Royal Palace in an elaborate Buddhist ceremony. Full story
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (2nd L, front), Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (2nd R, front), and Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong (1st R, front) attend the cremation ceremony of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace.(Xinhua/Sovannara)
 
Smoke rises from the cremation site of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
Smoke rises from the cremation site of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)


 
Cambodian people gather to watch the royal cremation ceremony of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
Cambodian people gather to watch the royal cremation ceremony of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)


Former prisoners who were granted a royal pardon by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni attend the cremation ceremony of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
Former prisoners who were granted a royal pardon by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni attend the cremation ceremony of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)


Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni pays his last respect to his late King Father Norodom Sihanouk at the cremation ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni pays his last respect to his late King Father Norodom Sihanouk at the cremation ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)


Cambodia's Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk (R, front) and King Norodom Sihamoni (L, front) leave the cremation site next to the royal palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
Cambodia's Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk (R, front) and King Norodom Sihamoni (L, front) leave the cremation site next to the royal palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)


Foreign diplomats to Cambodia line up to pay their last tribute to Cambodia's late King Father Norodom Sihanouk at the cremation site next to the royal palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)
Foreign diplomats to Cambodia line up to pay their last tribute to Cambodia's late King Father Norodom Sihanouk at the cremation site next to the royal palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Sovannara)


Smoke rises from the cremation site of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
Smoke rises from the cremation site of late Cambodian King Father Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 4, 2013. Cambodia began to cremate the body of the country's most revered King Father Norodom Sihanouk on Monday evening after it had been lying in state for more than three months at the capital's royal palace. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)


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