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Thailand: Followers prepare to bid King Bhumibol Adulyadej farewell a year after death02:27

Thailand: Followers prepare to bid King Bhumibol Adulyadej farewell a year after death

Thailand, Bangkok
October 13, 2017 at 21:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Preparations were underway for the cremation of the late King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Royal Crematorium in Bangkok on Saturday, one year after his death.

Citizens gathered at the crematorium site near the Grand Palace, to pay their respects and to view pictures of the king.

The cremation is set to take place on October 26. In the five days leading up to the event, Thailand has organised a five-day long ceremony to bid a grand farewell to the late king.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej had reigned over Thailand since 1946.

Thailand: Followers prepare to bid King Bhumibol Adulyadej farewell a year after death02:27
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Preparations were underway for the cremation of the late King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Royal Crematorium in Bangkok on Saturday, one year after his death.

Citizens gathered at the crematorium site near the Grand Palace, to pay their respects and to view pictures of the king.

The cremation is set to take place on October 26. In the five days leading up to the event, Thailand has organised a five-day long ceremony to bid a grand farewell to the late king.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej had reigned over Thailand since 1946.

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