Thailand marks 70th anniversary of King Bhumibol’s reign

The king of Thailand is celebrating 70 years on the thone – and the Grand Palace in Bangkok was the venue for some colourful festivities on Thursday.

Hundreds of Buddhist monks turned out to mingle with royal well-wishers dressed in the traditional royal colour of yellow, as well as members of the military junta.roneA total of 770 monks – a figure seen as bringing prosperity – took part in a procession including the traditional Buddhist ritual where people offer them food

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