Honor

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Alexander Crook

With the death of the King Father, hundreds of thousands of Cambodian citizens gathered in the streets of Phnom Penh to mourn. Children and adults alike wait for hours in the searing khmer sun, waiting for his body to be brought to the Royal Palace. Boy Scouts and Cambodian Red Cross volunteers distribute bottled water to those who are showing signs of dehydration. People are fainting in the crowd as heat exhaustion takes over. No one is sure when the King will arrive yet no one dares to give up their spot. Here, Buddhist monks line Sothearos Blvd. awaiting the return of the King Father.

Location: Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

 

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