This screengrab from Thai TV Pool taken on December 1, 2016 shows Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha (middle L) and Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda (C, pink sash) prostrating themselves in front of newly appointed Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn as he accepts the position as monarch after the death of his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. Vajiralongkorn, 64, ascended the throne on December 1, seven weeks after his widely revered father King Bhumibol Adulyadej died after 70 years on the throne.

Photo: AFP / East News

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