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Thailand's King Bhumibol, late father of a divided nation

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:36 PM

The late King Bhumibol rebuilds a near extinct monarchy into one of the wealthiest and most powerful on the planet – and one whose roots go deep into modern day Thailand

THAI KING BHUMIBOL. People react to the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on October 13, 2016. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:58 PM

UPDATED Thailand s revered monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies ending one of modern history s longest reigns ever

LONGEST-SERVING MONARCH. This file picture released by the Thai Royal Bureau taken on December 5, 2007 shows Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej waving to the crowds during his 80th birthday celebrations at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Thai Royal Bureau/ Handout / AFP