PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Cambodian capital on Wednesday to pay their last respects to revered former king Norodom Sihanouk on his final journey home. The body of the mercurial ex-monarch, who steered his country through turbulent decades of war, genocide and finally peace, returned on a special flight from Beijing, where he died of a heart attack on Monday aged 89. Draped with flowers and a royal blue flag, his coffin was borne through the streets of Phnom Penh on a golden float shaped like a mythological bird with robed monks seated in front and behind. Sihanouk’s widow Queen Monique, son King Norodom Sihamoni and Cambodian PM Hun Sen accompanied the casket in a slow-moving convoy.