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Cambodia's political Houdini, former King Sihanouk, dies

The adjective most often applied to former King Sihanouk was 'mercurial,' a fitting way to survive his changes of mood and loyalties depending on the political exigencies of the time. 

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    In this 2011 file photo, Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk, center, speaks during a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the former monarch's return to his homeland after years of civil war, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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