- Title: File footage of Thai King Bhumibol, who will turn 89
- Date: 4th December 2016
- Summary: AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND (FILE - MAY 25, 2012) (REUTERS) CROWD WAVING FLAGS GATHERED ON BANKS OF MAKHAM YOM FLOOD PREVENTION IRRIGATION PROJECT FORMER PRIME MINISTER YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA PRESENTING KING BHUMIBOL WITH A GIFT KING BHUMIBOL BEING PUSHED IN WHEELCHAIR CROWD CHANTING "LONG LIVE THE KING" AS KING BHUMIBOL AND ENTOURAGE MAKE THEIR WAY ALONG RIVER JETTY IRRIGATION PROJECT, SECURITY OFFICIALS SITTING IN BOATS SALUTING, CROWDS GATHERED ON RIVER BANKS
- Embargoed: 19th December 2016 04:31
- Keywords: Thailand King Thai Bhumibol Adulyadej file profile obit obituary Thai King
- Location: BANGKOK, AYUTTHAYA PROVINCE, HUA HIN AND UNIDENTIFIED LOCATIONS, THAILAND
- City: BANGKOK, AYUTTHAYA PROVINCE, HUA HIN AND UNIDENTIFIED LOCATIONS, THAILAND
- Country: Thailand
- Reuters ID: LVA0065BGW4SL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on October 12, was the world's longest-reigning monarch, credited with restoring the influence of Thailand's royalty during 70 years on the throne and much loved by many of his subjects.
He would be celebrating his 89th birthday on Monday (December 5).
When the hearse of King Bhumibol made its way from the hospital on October 14 afternoon to the Grand Palace, hundreds of thousands of Thais stood on the roadside hoping to catch a last glimpse of their beloved monarch.
Many more lined up outside the palace to pay their last respects in the following days.
For the majority of the country's 68 million people, the king was a pillar of stability in rapidly changing times - Thailand embraced industrialisation during his reign but also saw its parliamentary democracy punctuated by 10 military coups, the most recent in May 2014.
He was succeeded by his son King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
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