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Bhumibol Adulyadej, 88, People’s King of Thailand, Dies After 7-Decade Reign

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who took the throne of the kingdom once known as Siam shortly after World War II and held it for more than 70 years, establishing himself as a revered personification of Thai nationhood, died on Thursday in Bangkok. He was 88 and one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history.  Read more.

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