A nation still in mourning

Cambodians line streets to see ex-king’s body

By SOPHENG CHEANG | Associated Press – 1 hr 42 mins ago

 

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Cambodian’s King Norodom Sihamoni, right, accompanied by his mother Queen Monineqath Sihanouk, left, arrives back from Beijing at Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The body of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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People cry upon the arrival of the casket carrying the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk arriving at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012. The body of Cambodia’s late King returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

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A phoenix float with the casket carrying the body of former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk arrives at the Royal Palace as mourners lining up the streets to pay their respects in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012. The body of Cambodia’s late King returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

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The casket containing the body of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk is placed on a flotilla of legendary phoenix for the procession to the Royal Palace upon its arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The body of Cambodia’s late King returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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A phoenix float carrying the casket carrying late former King Norodom Sihanouk arrives at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2012. The body of Cambodia’s late King returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

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Cambodian’s King Norodom Sihamoni, center right, accompanied by his mother Queen Monineqath Sihanouk, center right, arrives back from Beijing at Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The body of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

 

 

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