Cambodians mourn late king

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The chariot carrying the portrait of late former King Norodom Sihanouk leads his royal funeral procession Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Thousands of mourners accompanied a gilded chariot carrying the body of former King Sihanouk - the dominant figure of modern Cambodia  - in a funeral procession Friday to a cremation ground next to the palace where he was crowned more than 70 years ago. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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Cambodians bade goodbye with tears, chanting and fireworks to former King Norodom Sihanouk, their revered "King-Father" who led them through half a century of political tumult that took them into the abyss of genocidal Khmer Rouge rule and back out again.

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