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Nation Mourns Stampede Victims

The Cambodian government declared Thursday, 25 November 2010, a day of national mourning. Flags across the country were ordered to fly half-mast and an official ceremony was held near the Diamond Bridge, the site of the deadly Monday stampede. Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife, Bun Rany, at the mourning ceremony appeared sobbing and wiping their eyes with a tissue. So too were the many families and friends of the victims, who brought flowers, bananas and fruits to the river. They prayed for the souls of the dead to find peace and that they not haunt the bridge. (Photos by Heng Reaksmey, VOA Khmer and AP)

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Cambodia University students lay down flowers during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Cambodia University students lay down flowers during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, and his wife Bun Rany, right center, weep during a memorial service near the site where festival goers were killed in Monday's stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, and his wife Bun Rany, right center, weep during a memorial service near the site where festival goers were killed in Monday's stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, and his wife Bun Rany march during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, and his wife Bun Rany march during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen weeps during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen weeps during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany cry during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany cry during a memorial service near a bridge where festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

A Cambodian student cries while attending a memorial service near the site where festival goers were killed in Monday's stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. Cambodia began a day of mourning Thursday with the prime minister weeping at
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A Cambodian student cries while attending a memorial service near the site where festival goers were killed in Monday's stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. Cambodia began a day of mourning Thursday with the prime minister weeping at

Bun Oun, second left, who lost his daughter in Monday's stampede, gets help during her cremation at Sombourmeas temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. An official investigation into the holiday tragedy that saw more than 350 people kill
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Bun Oun, second left, who lost his daughter in Monday's stampede, gets help during her cremation at Sombourmeas temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. An official investigation into the holiday tragedy that saw more than 350 people kill

Cambodian women offer prayer during a memorial service Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, near a bridge where hundreds of festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia began a day of mourning Thursday with the prime minister weep
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Cambodian women offer prayer during a memorial service Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, near a bridge where hundreds of festival goers were killed Monday in a stampede in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia began a day of mourning Thursday with the prime minister weep

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