A boy carries a portrait of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej while he lines up to pay his respects at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Almost on the stroke of midday, the skies above this city opened, drenching its streets and its mourning residents. Ironically too, today officially m(...)

Thais hold pictures of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they wait for the procession to move the body outside Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. Photograph: EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

Large crowds dressed in black gathered outside the Grand Palace in downtown Bangkok for the ceremonial bathing of the portrait of Thailand’s late King(...)

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej waving to well-wishers on his 83rd birthday in 2010.  “With his passing, the world has lost both its longest reigning head of state and a statesman deeply committed to peace and peaceful co-existence,” said President Michael D Higgins in a statement.  Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

The world’s longest reigning monarch, Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has died after 70 years on the throne, raising the spectre of turmoil in a c(...)

A teardrop rolls down the face of a soldier whose unit was deployed in Bangkok’s shopping district yesterday to control protesters against military rule. Photograph: Reuters/Damir Sagolj

Soldiers faced off against protesters at Bangkok’s Victory Monument yesterday in one of the sporadic displays of anger at the military coup d’etat whi(...)

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