Cambodians go to the polls in tense election
Cambodians thronged polling stations across the country as they opened at 7am local time on Sunday to cast votes in Cambodia's fifth general election - one seen as a watershed in a country where a young, post-war generation is moving beyond the past and becoming more politically aware.
Prime Minister Hun Sen, South-east Asia's longest-serving elected leader at 28 years in power, arrived just after 7am at a teacher training centre in Kandal, a suburb of the capital Phnom Penh, with his wife Bun Rany.
Besieged by the media, he shook some hands and joked with some voters and left soon after casting his vote.
A few kilometres away at a polling station in a temple in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district, opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his wife arrived a little later.