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A woman releases sparrows as an offering to mourn Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Sihanouk's body had been lying in state at the Royal Palace after being flown from Beijing where he died Oct. 15 of a heart attack at the age of 89. The cremation, the climax of seven days of mourning, will take place Monday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Cambodians mourn late king

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.