Cambodia Mourns Passing of King Norodom Sihanouk

Spotlight For more photos from yesterday’s procession, search the hashtag #sihanouk, and visit the Royal Palace location page.

On Tuesday, tens of thosands of mourners lined the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia to honor former King Norodom Sihanouk, who died in China on Monday.

Sihanouk served as the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955, and again from 1993 to 2004, and was the effective ruler of Cambodia from 1953 to 1970. Though much of Cambodia’s history during this period saw devastation and upheaval, Sihanouk came to be known as “The King-Father of Cambodia.” Learn more about his life here.