The coffin carrying the late former King Norodom Sihanouk in a funeral procession
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Crowds gather for funeral of Cambodian King Sihanouk

1 February 2013 Last updated at 10:57 GMT

Crowds of mourners have turned out in Phnom Penh for the start of funeral proceedings for King Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October.

A coffin carrying the embalmed body of the late monarch was paraded through the streets of the capital.

It was taken to a crematorium, where his funeral pyre will be lit by his wife and son, King Norodom Sihamoni, on Monday.

Jonathan Head reports.