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Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk Dies

The body of former Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk arrived in Phnom Penh October 17, where thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects.
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Cambodian honor guards welcome the body of the late former King Norodom Sihanouk that arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport in the afternoon of October 17, 2012 to thousands of mourners awaiting. (Heng Reaksmey/VOA)
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Cambodian honor guards welcome the body of the late former King Norodom Sihanouk that arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport in the afternoon of October 17, 2012 to thousands of mourners awaiting. (Heng Reaksmey/VOA)

Bou Kry, one of Cambodia's two Buddhist patriarchs, sits in a royal truck leading the procession that carries the coffin and body of late former King Norodom Sihanouk from the airport to the Royal Palace.(Heng Reaksmey/VOA)
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Bou Kry, one of Cambodia's two Buddhist patriarchs, sits in a royal truck leading the procession that carries the coffin and body of late former King Norodom Sihanouk from the airport to the Royal Palace.(Heng Reaksmey/VOA)

Cambodian officials gather near the Boeing 747 arranged by the Chinese governmentthat arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport to receive the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk as well as his his widow, Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, and son, current King Norodom Sihamoni. (Heng Reaksmey/VOA)
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Cambodian officials gather near the Boeing 747 arranged by the Chinese governmentthat arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport to receive the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk as well as his his widow, Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, and son, current King Norodom Sihamoni. (Heng Reaksmey/VOA)

A Buddhist monk holds flowers as he joins others waiting for the coffin of the former king Norodom Sihanouk to arrive at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.
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A Buddhist monk holds flowers as he joins others waiting for the coffin of the former king Norodom Sihanouk to arrive at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.

Thousands of mourners gather at the gates of the Royal Palace minutes after the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk arrived in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.
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Thousands of mourners gather at the gates of the Royal Palace minutes after the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk arrived in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.

Cambodian royal officers carry the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk during its arrival at Phnom Penh international airport October 17, 2012.
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Cambodian royal officers carry the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk during its arrival at Phnom Penh international airport October 17, 2012.

Cambodian royal officers carry the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk on a royal truck during its arrival at Phnom Penh international airport October 17, 2012.
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Cambodian royal officers carry the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk on a royal truck during its arrival at Phnom Penh international airport October 17, 2012.

Thousands of mourners pray at the gates of the Royal Palace after the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk entered in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.
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Thousands of mourners pray at the gates of the Royal Palace after the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk entered in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.

Buddhist monks arrive with the casket carrying the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 17, 2012.
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Buddhist monks arrive with the casket carrying the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 17, 2012.

People pray as they see the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk on a royal truck along a street in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.
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People pray as they see the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk on a royal truck along a street in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012.

Mourners burn incense and offer prayers at the Royal Palace displaying a portrait of their former King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Oct. 17, 2012.
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Mourners burn incense and offer prayers at the Royal Palace displaying a portrait of their former King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Oct. 17, 2012.

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