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Funeral for a king

Mourners wait for the start of the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Mourners wait for the start of the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Mourners wait for the start of the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled by Thai army officials dressed in ancient uniforms. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled by Thai army officials dressed in ancient uniforms. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled by Thai army officials dressed in ancient uniforms. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Royal guards stand at the crematorium tower before the funeral procession. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Royal guards stand at the crematorium tower before the funeral procession. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Royal guards stand at the crematorium tower before the funeral procession. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Mourners wait for the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait for the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait for the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled by Thai army officials dressed in ancient uniforms in preparation for the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled by Thai army officials dressed in ancient uniforms in preparation for the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled by Thai army officials dressed in ancient uniforms in preparation for the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Mourners walk on a bridge as they wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Mourners walk on a bridge as they wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Mourners walk on a bridge as they wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Zoomed image is taken with slow shutter speed. 

REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Zoomed image is taken with slow shutter speed. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Zoomed image is taken with slow shutter speed. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Pictures of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are seen in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pictures of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are seen in Bangkok. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Pictures of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are seen in Bangkok. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Thai royal guards salute during a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai royal guards salute during a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai royal guards salute during a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Mourners queue as they arrive to attend the Royal Cremation ceremony.


 REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Mourners queue as they arrive to attend the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Mourners queue as they arrive to attend the Royal Cremation ceremony. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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A devotee girl has her hair shaved by her father during a mass novice nun ordination ceremony to mark the first anniversary of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A devotee girl has her hair shaved by her father during a mass novice nun ordination ceremony to mark the first anniversary of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok....more

A devotee girl has her hair shaved by her father during a mass novice nun ordination ceremony to mark the first anniversary of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A woman holds the portrait of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman holds the portrait of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman holds the portrait of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Well-wishers offer alms to Buddhist monks to mark the first anniversary of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Well-wishers offer alms to Buddhist monks to mark the first anniversary of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Well-wishers offer alms to Buddhist monks to mark the first anniversary of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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A policeman takes his position as mourners wait.


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A policeman takes his position as mourners wait. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A policeman takes his position as mourners wait. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Mourners wait to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 



REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Officials take part during a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 

REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Officials take part during a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Officials take part during a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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Mourners wait just before the sunset to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait just before the sunset to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners wait just before the sunset to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Mourners walk in line as they arrive before the Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 

REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Mourners walk in line as they arrive before the Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Mourners walk in line as they arrive before the Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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Thai devotees have their hair shaved by their family members during a mass novice nun ordination ceremony to mark the first anniversary of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai devotees have their hair shaved by their family members during a mass novice nun ordination ceremony to mark the first anniversary of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in...more

Thai devotees have their hair shaved by their family members during a mass novice nun ordination ceremony to mark the first anniversary of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death, at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 

REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

The Royal Crematorium site for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A sleeping girl wears a pin with picture of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A sleeping girl wears a pin with picture of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A sleeping girl wears a pin with picture of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as mourners wait for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Mourners line up before the sunset to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners line up before the sunset to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Mourners line up before the sunset to go through security check for tomorrow's Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A woman holds a picture of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman holds a picture of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman holds a picture of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A well-wisher holds up a portrait of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej during his funeral rehearsal near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 


REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A well-wisher holds up a portrait of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej during his funeral rehearsal near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A well-wisher holds up a portrait of late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej during his funeral rehearsal near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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A police officer stands guard in front of the Royal Crematorium site before a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 



REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A police officer stands guard in front of the Royal Crematorium site before a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A police officer stands guard in front of the Royal Crematorium site before a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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