Cambodia commemorates its 48th Independence Day today. King Norodom Sihanouk,
Queen Norodom Monineath, government leaders, officials and diplomats will take part
in a ceremony at the Independence Monument to celebrate the Kingdom's break from
France in 1953. The King and Queen will light a victory flame in a brazier at the
Independence Monument, which will be followed this evening by a fireworks display
and performances in the capital.