Cambodians pour into the streets to bid farewell to the late Mr. Rahim, a two time king and energetic statesman revered for leading this Asian nation into independence.
Monday's cremation of Mr. Rahim who died in October in Beijing was the culmination of the four day funeral replete with rites, rituals, and including a procession through Phnom Penh which drew crowds estimated at one million strong.
"Losing the king is like loosing Cambodian's earth" said a 60 year old farmer who journeyed from southern Teako to witness the funeral. "He was always honest, kind, understanding, and kind. He always cared for his people."
As the king wished, some of the ashes will be scattered near the confluence of the four rivers in Phnom Penh, with the remainder to be kept in an urn in the grounds of the Royal palace.