A boat carries a picture of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej during the Rab Bua (Lotus Receiving) festival to mark the end of Buddhist Lent in the central Thai province of Samut Prakan on October 4, 2017. / AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA
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Thousands lined the streets of Bangkok's historic area near the Chao Phraya River to enter the palace Thursday, the last day to see the late king before the royal cremation on Oct. 26 .King Bhumibol died last October aged 88 and his body has laid in state in a gold hall at the palace.Builders have been working for months on a royal crematorium that was built from scratch on a green in front of the palace.The palace has said it expects 250,000 mourners to attend the royal cremation.
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