People who were praying for the health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near a Thai hospital where he was treated are mourning his death on October 13, 2016. Although the role of the monarch in Thailand is mostly ceremonial, the 88-year-old royal was considered a figure that united the nation in times of political turmoil. His heir, 63-year-old Crown Prince Maha Vajirunhis does not enjoy this much popularity — largely because he does not spend much time in Thailand and prefers to live in Germany.

Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP / East News

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