Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thousands of people turned out in Bangkok to watch the funeral procession of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday, with buildings draped in yellow marigolds and mourners lining the streets on the eve of his cremation. A sum of $90 million has been set aside for the funeral, the likes of which has never been seen in Thailand. King Bhumibol, also known as King Rama IX, died last October aged 88 after ruling for seven decades. He played a pivotal role in maintaining stability during years of political upheaval and rapid development.<br>

11:39 October 26, 2017 REUTERS
Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn takes part in the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Garlands decorate the Great Victory Chariot carrying the Royal Urn of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a royal cremation procession at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Mourners react as members of Thailand's royal family pass by during the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

A detail of the Great Victory Chariot carrying the royal urn is seen during the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Royal Guards take part in the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Royal Guards take part in the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thai soldiers pull the The Great Victory Chariot with the royal urn during the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

A Royal Guard attends the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Drummers take part in the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

The Great Victory Chariot carrying the royal urn is pulled during the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

A detail of the Great Victory Chariot carrying the royal urn is seen during the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Mourners attend the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Royal guards take part in the Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thai soldiers pull the The Great Victory Chariot with the royal urn during the funeral procession for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn takes a part in the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C) marches during the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Mourners wait for the Royal Cremation ceremony of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to begin near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Mourners react as the Royal Urn of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is taken by the Great Victory Chariot during a royal cremation procession at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

The Royal Urn of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is carried during the Royal Cremation ceremonyat the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Drummers take a part in the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand's late king

Thousands of people turned out in Bangkok to watch the funeral procession of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday, with buildings draped in yellow marigolds and mourners lining the streets on the eve of his cremation. A sum of $90 million has been set aside for the funeral, the likes of which has never been seen in Thailand. King Bhumibol, also known as King Rama IX, died last October aged 88 after ruling for seven decades. He played a pivotal role in maintaining stability during years of political upheaval and rapid development.
Thousands of people turned out in Bangkok to watch the funeral procession of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday, with buildings draped in yellow marigolds and mourners lining the streets on the eve of his cremation. A sum of $90 million has been set aside for the funeral, the likes of which has never been seen in Thailand. King Bhumibol, also known as King Rama IX, died last October aged 88 after ruling for seven decades. He played a pivotal role in maintaining stability during years of political upheaval and rapid development.
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