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Cambodia mourns former king

Updated 0657 GMT (1457 HKT) February 4, 2013
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Thousands of Cambodians enter the crematorium where a coffin bearing the remains of Cambodia's late king Norodom Sihanouk is placed near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Monday. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of Cambodians queue to enter the crematorium area on Monday. Cambodia will hold an elaborate cremation ceremony, part of a week-long funeral for the late royal. Sihanouk, who abdicated in 2004 after leading Cambodia for six decades, died on October 15 and his body has been lying in state at the Royal Palace. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners were generally clad in white tops to pay their respects to the late former king. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L), in town to pay her respects to the late king, shakes hands with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh Monday. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images
Japanese Prince Akishino (L) shakes hands with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) during their meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Monday. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images
Cambodians pray for their late former king Norodom Sihanouk in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Sunday. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images
Cambodian Buddhist monks sit on the Mekong river bank as mourners gather to pray and pay their respects for the late former king on Sunday. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Cambodians prayed for the late former King Norodom Sihanouk in front of the Royal Palace on Friday, as a sea of mourners filled the streets. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners carry portraits of former King Norodom Sihanouk during the funeral procession on Friday in Phnom Penh. Chris McGrath/Getty Images
The coffin of the late former King Norodom Sihanouk is seen during his funeral procession in front of the Royal Palace on Friday. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Cambodians pray as they look on at the funeral procession of the late former King Norodom Sihanouk on Friday. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
The young and old pray as they look on at the funeral procession on Friday. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Sihanouk's widow Queen Monique (Center-R) and King Norodom Sihamoni (Center-L) walk through the funeral procession on Friday. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
The coffin of the late former King Norodom Sihanouk is lifted onto a chariot in front of the Royal Palace during his funeral procession on Friday. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Young children light candles outside the Royal Palace on Thursday, ahead of a lavish funeral procession that saw his body carried from the palace to a funeral pyre in a nearby park. Chris McGrath/Getty Images
A street vendor sells photographs of former King Norodom Sihanouk outside the Royal Palace on Thursday. Chris McGrath/Getty Images
A Cambodian girl prays for the late former King Norodom Sihanouk in front of the Royal Palace on Thursday. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
A monk takes photographs of the military as they rehearse for the funeral of former King Norodom Sihanouk outside the Royal Palace on Thursday. Chris McGrath/Getty Images