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Cambodians pray for ex-king at festival of dead

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Chanting prayers and burning incense, grief-stricken Cambodians paid tribute on Monday to their ex-king Norodom Sihanouk, whose passing fell poignantly during the solemn festival of the dead. 

A Cambodian nun sobs as she mourns the death of the former king Norodom Sihanouk outside the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.

In the unusually quiet capital of Phnom Penh, flags fluttering at half mast were among the few outward symbols that hinted at the death of a man whose triumphs and tragedies loomed large over their lives for decades.

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