death of Bhumibol Adulyadej - updates

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Thai junta ramps up its royalism with mass loyalty ceremony

Nov 22, 2016 - 7:56 PM

We will remain in allegiance to all the kings of the Chakri dynasty until we die says Junta leader Prayut Chan O Cha

LOYALTY. Thai government officials gather to pay respects and pledge an oath of allegiance to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok on November 22, 2016. Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Massive crowds sing royal tribute to late Thai king

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:12 PM

UPDATED King Bhumibol Adulyadej s death has plunged the nation into grief with the government declaring a one year mourning period and urging the public to don black and dial down all festivities for at least 30 days

IN BLACK. A mourner clad in black carries a painting of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Grand Palace in Bangkok on October 22, 2016. Photo by  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Tributes for Thai king as concern swirls over nation's future

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:45 AM

UN chief Ban Ki moon hails the king s long dedication to his country and his legacy as a unifying national leader respected internationally

SILENCE. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon observes a moment of silence to pay respect for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the ceremony for the appointment of the Secretary-General during the 70th session of the General Assembly October 13, 2016 at the United Nations in New York. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP