Photos: 60th Anniversary of the King’s Accession to the Throne


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Downtown on June 9 - June 9, 2006
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As with the 2003 APEC Summit, authorities put giant billboards along the riverside to hide slums from dignitaries and foreign press who will be viewing the events from the Navy Hall. The shanties in this area are actually quite interesting places to explore.


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Slum dwellers watch the rehearsals from above...


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...and below.


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Crowds wait on a pier to see the barges. Storm clouds combined with the sunset to produce a beautiful backdrop.


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This is the view the average person has of the rehearsal. People were crowded at every available opening along the riverside to catch a glimpse.


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Wat Arun


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Not only are the wats downtown lit with spotlights, but also the old shophouses.


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Wat Po


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Lighting candles and singing the national anthem to honor the King.


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Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and wife Potjaman Shinawatra exit the event.


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The crush of the crowd exiting Sanam Luang and heading to Phan Phiphop Lila Bridge was so tight it was difficult even turning around to get this photo of everyone in their yellow shirts (yellow is the color of the monarchy). Over the next four days 100 movies will be shown for free in Sanam Luang.


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Arch at Phan Phiphop Lila Bridge (This arch is not listed on the Bangkok Post graphic for some reason.)


Also: Building the arches
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