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Friday, November 09, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAMBODIA!






Today is the 54th Independence Day of the Kingdom of Cambodia from almost 90 years of French colonial rule.

Independence day celebration in Phnom Penh earlier today.
Photos courtesy of Reuters and AP.



Cambodian school children wave Cambodian flags as they hold portraits of former King Norodom Sihanouk and current King Norodom Sihamoni during the Independence Day celebration in Phnom Penh November 09, 2007. Cambodia celebrates its 54th anniversary of Independence from France on November 9. [REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea]


More pics here...


Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni (R) walks past an honour guard during Independence Day celebration in Phnom Penh November 9, 2007. Cambodia celebrates its 54th anniversary of Independence from France on November 9. [REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea]


Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni walks past an honour guard during the Independence Day celebration in Phnom Penh November 9, 2007. Cambodia celebrates its 54th anniversary of Independence from France on November 9. [REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea]


Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni, right, and other dignitaries attend Independence Day celebration at the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. King Sihamoni is jointed by thousand of civil servants and students to mark the country's 54th Independence Day from France, Nov. 9, 1953. [AP Photo/Heng Sinith]


Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni (bottom R) prepares to release a dove during the Independence Day celebration in Phnom Penh November 09, 2007. Cambodia celebrates its 54th anniversary of Independence from France November 9. [REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea]




Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni, left, greets students during the Independence Day celebration at the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. King Sihamoni is jointed by thousand of civil servants and students to mark the country's 54th Independence Day from France, Nov. 9, 1953. [AP Photo/Heng Sinith]



Happy Birthday Cambodia!


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8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cambodia! :)

-Ryan

M|O|N|G|K|O|L said...

It's actually 90 years of French rule, bro..

Thank you for posting this. Happy Independence Day! Long live the Kingdom of Cambodia.

eyron said...

i think he is the only monarch who is skinhead. hehe lol!

travelphilippines said...

belated happy birthday cambodia.

John Halcyon von Rothschild said...

He's kinda hot for an older man... How old is His Majesty??? Happy Birthday Cambodia!

dazedblu* said...

well I greet na ren, happy birhtday cambodia ;)

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Thanks in behalf of our Camby bros! King Sihamoni is actually 51 years old already! He looks young for his age. You know whay? -- because he lives or his passion... here's BBC's profile of the modest king...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3740282.stm

M|O|N|G|K|O|L said...

Right, Pisanu and John. His Majesty is such a great man. Although none of us knew much about him before the coronation, he quickly won our heart just a few months after that.

And by the way, HM is 53 years old this year. He turned 53 this past May.

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