Time stands still as Thais pray at King Bhumibol’s funeral procession (PHOTO ESSAY)

Thousands of Thais sat for hours under the blazing sun on the streets of Bangkok to witness the procession for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the beloved monarch who had been the father figure of Thailand for the past 70 years. The streets near Bangkok’s Grand Palace, where the Buddhist ceremonies took place, were filled with Thais in mourning colors. In the heat, they crammed into a narrow space for three hours to witness just a brief second of the king’s funeral procession, which journeyed from Siriraj Hospital to the palace. A dozen people reportedly fainted and were removed by paramedics. The…Read

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