To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Cambodia’s independence from France on Saturday, delegations of foreign diplomats, military officials and groups of students turned out to the Independence Monument and Royal Palace to celebrate the end of colonial rule in 1953. But noticeably missing from the proceedings were members of the general public, who said the current political deadlock since the contested national election results had done little to make them want to attend. King Norodom Sihamoni presided over the ceremony, lighting the victory flame inside Independence Monument shortly before 7:30 a.m. before wrapping up the celebration at the
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