PHNOM PENH - Thousands of mourners massed in the Cambodian capital Monday as the kingdom cremated its revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who steered his country through six turbulent decades.
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, centre right, son of the late king Norodom Sihanouk, and his mother, Queen Norodom Monineath, centre left, with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, behind Sihamoni, leave the crematorium where the body of Sihanouk rests in Phnom Penh on Monday. (AP Photo)
The cremation was part of a week-long funeral for the mercurial ex-monarch, which started with a lavish procession through the streets of Phnom Penh on Friday and will see his ashes returned to the palace on Thursday.
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