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Cambodia to cremate Khmer Rouge co-founder

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Hundreds of relatives and former Khmer Rouge fighters are expected to gather Thursday for the cremation of regime co-founder Ieng Sary, who died last week while on trial for genocide. 

Cambodian Buddhist monlks walk near the cremation site for former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary at his house in Malai, near the Cambodian-Thai border, March 20, 2013. Hundreds of relatives and former Khmer Rouge fighters are expected to gather Thursday for the cremation of Ieng Sary, who died last week while on trial for genocide.

The 87-year-old's death cheated Cambodians of a verdict over his role in the hardline communist regime's atrocities and handed another blow to the UN-backed tribunal, which has been blighted by delays and cash shortages.

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