Milestones

SWORN IN. NORODOM SIHAMONI, 51, former ballet dancer and prince; as King of Cambodia, three weeks after his 81-year-old father, Norodom Sihanouk, abruptly announced he would abdicate; in Phnom Penh. Sihamoni, who was educated in Prague and spent most of his adult life in Paris, was the center of a spectacular ceremony involving 52 Buddhist monks and was crowned after eight silk-robed courtiers carried him into the royal palace, where he and his father had been held for three years under the Khmer Rouge.

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