Late King’s image omnipresent in mourning Thailand

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An image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej covers the side of a building in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
An image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej covers the side of a building in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej watched over his kingdom for 70 years – and he continues to do so a year after his death.

The late King Bhumibol’s image is omnipresent across the country in messages commemorating his life and mourning his death. Photos of a monarch many Thais loved like a father can be found everywhere from billboards to ATM screens, from full-page tributes in national newspapers to commemorative books in street-side markets, from shrines in shopping malls to exhibits in art galleries.

As the text next to one image read: “In the hearts of all Thais he will forever remain the leading bright light.” (AP)

The image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen on an ATM machine. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
The image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen on an ATM machine. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)