Thai elephants in tribute to late king at ancient capital

Elephants doused in white powder, an auspicious color, stand in attention during a ceremony marking one year since King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in the ancient royal capital Ayuttahya, Thailand. Mourners clad in black stood in front of the elephants and fell silent for 89 seconds from 3.52 p.m., marking the official time of Bhumibol’s death in what Thailand’s Buddhist culture recognized as his 89th year. Then they sang an uplifting royal anthem and held pictures of Bhumibol above their heads while others prostrated on the ground. (AP Photo)


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