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Spectacular tribute as Thais farewell their much-loved king

Amid beating drums, the whistle of an ancient flute and an artillery salute, Thailand began a lavish and elaborate ceremony on Thursday steeped in ancient rites for the funeral and cremation of revered late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners lined the streets of Bangkok to watch the funeral procession, with buildings […]