Women cry as other mourners pray at the cremations of Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk
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Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk cremated

The body of Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk has been cremated in the capital, Phnom Penh.

Huge crowds gathered for the ceremony, which marked the final farewell for the man who was a prominent presence during decades of turmoil.

King Sihanouk died in Beijing in October at the age of 89. His embalmed body has been lying in state since then to allow people to pay their respects.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 04 Feb 2013
  • From the section Asia
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