Thais hon­our late monarch

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BANGKOK: Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhu­mi­bol Adulyadej with solemn cer­e­monies and acts of per­sonal de­vo­tion Fri­day be­fore an elab­o­rate five­day fu­neral later this month.

Of­fi­cial com­mem­o­ra­tions of Bhu­mi­bol were organised at Bangkok’s Siri­raj Hos­pi­tal, where he died, and at Gov­ern­ment House and the or­nate royal palace.

But many or­di­nary peo­ple showed their re­spects on the streets, at neigh­bour­hood mar­kets and tem­ples, kneel­ing be­fore or­ange-robed monks to per­form a Bud­dhist mer­it­mak­ing rit­ual.

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