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The Pyre Next Time
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The Pyre Next Time

A year after he died, the funeral for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej finally ended. Thailand spent almost $90 million on an elaborate five-day ceremony for the man who ruled the country for 70 years. His body was cremated on October 26. Above, a soldier salutes in front of the royal crematorium.
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