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Thailand switches portraits to mourn king

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 00:48

Colour portraits of Thailand's late king are replaced with black and white ones as the nation mourns his death.

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Workers are changing portraits of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej which line the streets, before the capital woke up on Wednesday (October 19). Across the country, work is underway to replace the monarch's portraits with ones that are more appropriate for the mourning period, which is to last for a year. At the Grand Palace, thousands of mourners were expected to queue to enter in order to pay their respects to the king who died last week after 70 years on the throne. Outside the palace, where many had spent the night in order to be the first to get in, volunteers were providing breakfast and T-shirts to mourners. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, the expected heir, has said he wants to mourn with the people before succession was discussed and the government has appointed a regent for the interim.

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Thailand switches portraits to mourn king

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 00:48