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Tens Of Thousands Gather In Bangkok Ahead Of Royal Cremation Ceremony

The revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej died in October 2016, with his remains lying in state at the royal palace in Bangkok. The ceremony will conclude a year of mourning for the Thai people.

More than a year after the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the country began a five-day run-up to the late monarch's cremation ceremony.

Following Buddhist tradition, people dressed in black as they

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