As Thailand is mourning the death of its king Bhumibol Adulyadej, prices of black T-shirts have soared and people are scrambling to get one of the few left in markets.
After a year of mourning, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is to be cremated in Bangkok. Hundreds of thousands of citizens are expected to attend their revered monarch's five-day final send-off.
The funeral for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej marks the end of an era. A period of instability looms large over Thailand, with military generals running the country with an iron fist and political parties in disarray.
An elaborate and expensive cremation was held for King Bhumibol, who died at the age of 88 in October 2016. A quarter of a million people are believed to have witnessed the funeral ceremonies.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej has passed away at the age of 88. The monarch had reigned in Thailand since 1946. Though Bhumibol was highly revered, commentators disagree regarding his legacy as well as his influence.
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