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Bhumibol's death at age 88 on October 13, 2016, after a reign of seven decades, sparked a national outpouring of grief. Millions of Thais visited the throne hall at Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay respects.

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Thailand prepared for an elaborate funeral for the late Thai king King Bhumibol Adulyadej who died last year on October 13. Here, the royal chariot is in position before the start of the funeral procession of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thais hailed the monarch as "Father." (AP Photo)

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A ceremonial urn will be placed in the royal crematorium after the funeral procession, which followed a year of mourning. (AP)

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Three separate and intensely solemn processions involving the current king, thousands of troops, a golden palanquin, a chariot and a royal gun carriage were moving a ceremonial urn representing Bhumibol’s remains from the Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall to the newly built crematorium. (Reuters)

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The funeral, which began on Wednesday, will take place over a span of five days. Seen here is current Thail King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C) and other members of royal family as they take part in the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in national capital Bangkok. (Reuters)

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This Sept. 8, 2017, photo, shows the royal coffin cover made of sandalwood which will be used in the royal crematorium and funeral complex for late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (AP)

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This September 12, 2017 photo, shows the royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late Thai King in the national capital. (AP)

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Bhumibol will be cremated on Thursday evening within a golden edifice built over a year and representing mystical Mount Meru, where Buddhist and Hindu gods are believed to dwell. (AP)

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be performing Buddhist merit-making rites before chanting monks and officials in immaculate uniforms. Seen here are the Royal Guards marching with the royal cremation procession. (Reuters)

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Royal guards stand at the crematorium tower before the funeral procession. Deceased Thai royals have traditionally been kept upright in urns during official mourning. But Bhumibol, who spent much of his early life in the West, opted to be put in a coffin, with the royal urn placed next to it for devotional purposes. (Reuters)

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The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled by Thai army officials dressed in ancient uniforms in preparation for the Royal Cremation ceremony late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace. (Reuters)

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Bhumibol’s death at age 88 on October 13, 2016, after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief. Seen here is the Royal Crematorium before the funeral procession (Reuters)

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Mourners dressed in black shield themselves from the sun as they wait for the Royal Cremation ceremony to begin near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Mourners are permitted to prostrate when royal processions pass but must not shout out “Long Live the King” or hold up cellphones to take photos or selfies. (Reuters)

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A Buddhist monk takes part in the Royal Cremation ceremony. (Reuters)

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn marches with the royal cremation procession. The journey along a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) route will take at least three hours and is being broadcast on most Thai TV stations. (Reuters)

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Royal Guards march with the royal cremation procession of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok . (Reuters)