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Thai king makes first trip outside of Bangkok in years

Thai king makes first trip outside of Bangkok in years

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King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Photo from www.thailandtourismguide.com)

By Thanyarat Doksone
The Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of devoted Thais feted their 84-year-old monarch Friday on his first trip outside the capital in almost three years, a period marked by his ailing health and national political turmoil.

The elaborate tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the old capital of Ayutthaya was a celebration of values and unity overshadowed in recent years by the turmoil. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 31 No 23 | 6/2-6/8, World NewsComments (1)

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