World's Longest Serving Monarch; See How Citizens Mourned The Death Of King Of Thailand. Photos

Heartbroken Thais are mourning the death of their beloved King Bhumibol who died today in hospital in Bangkok at the age of 88. He reigned for 70 years and commanded great respect from his people, who wept openly on the streets after learning of his passing away.

On hearing the announcement of the King's death, people outside the hospital where he was being treated wept in the street. One woman was so overcome with emotion on hearing of the king's death she collapsed to the ground...

Government officials say there will be a one-year mourning period, with all entertainment functions being 'toned down' for 30 days.

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