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Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, pictured in 2010 just before his 83rd birthday

THAILAND’S KING BHUMIBOL Adulyadej was the superlative monarch. He was the world’s longest reigning, the world’s richest and, among his own subjects at least, the world’s most revered.

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