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King Norodom Suramarit is carried under an umbrella in Phnom Penh...
King Norodom Suramarit (1896-1960) is carried under an umbrella in Phnom Penh during his coronation, in March 1955. His son, Norodom Sihanouk was elected King of Cambodia in April 1941 but in March 1955 he abdicated in favor of his father, Norodom Suramarit, to avoid the limitation of his role as constitutional monarch and thus to play a more direct role in politics and government. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)