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Thai King, World's Longest-Reigning Monarch, Dies at 88
Bhumibol Adulyadej, who became king 1946, was widely regarded by Thais as the key stabilizing force in their politically fractious country.
Thais mourn after learning of the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct. 13, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
King Bhumibol, the world's longest reigning monarch, died at 88 in Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital.
Bhumibol had been king since 1946 and his succession could be a tough test for Thailand, where the government is run by a military junta and where Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has not earned the same respect as his father.
Thais weep after it was announced that King Bhumibol Adulyadej had died at the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on Oct. 13, 2016.