Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Death of Sihanouk: Day 9, Prayer

Day 9 (23/10/12) since the death of King Father Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. And Day 7 - the final day - of the official week of mourning that began on October 17 when the late King Father was returned to Cambodia. Prayers in front of the Royal Palace this evening at about 6:00PM, led by thousands of monks (estimated number of monks vary at this point.) Though there have been hundreds, sometimes thousands of mourners in front of the Royal Palace ever since the death of the King Father, this is the largest turnout since the King Father's return to Cambodia on Day 3. Tens of thousands were in attendance.

Sorry for the shaky camera work and poor resolution. I was in the middle of a crowd holding an iPad above my head. I'm working on it and hope to have a sharper, steadier version up by tomorrow.

Cambodians gather by the thousands to honor fallen King on last day of official mourning period
Night Mourners in Cambodia – The Moon Effect

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