Phnom Penh – Cambodia celebrated its 65th year of independence on Friday, with King Norodom Sihamoni using the occasion to call for national unity after years of political discord in the country.
Some 25,000 government officials, civil servants and members of the security forces took part in the annual event in Phnom Penh, with a parade through the capital to the Royal Palace.
King Sihamoni ended the parade by lighting the Victory Flame at Independence Monument before he and Prime Minister Hun Sen gave speeches to the large crowd at the palace.
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