Cambodians turn out in force to mourn King Sihanouk
Hundreds of thousands paid their respects to King Sihanouk, who died in October last year of a heart attack. His remains were transported on a grand gold float from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to the crematorium. King Sihanouk was crowned in 1941 at 19. He had an illustrious career, serving as King twice, Prime Minister, president, sovereign prince and a puppet head of state for the Khmer Rouge. He oversaw periods of relative political stability but failed to protect his people from the deadly Khmer Rouge which left two million people dead, including five of his own children. Abdicating in 2004 in favour of his son, he died in Beijing aged 89.