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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photograph, a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej covers the aspect of a building in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photograph, a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej covers the aspect of a building in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation service Thursday, his … much more

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In this Sept. 14, 2017, photograph, a visitor looks at a photograph demonstration of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Sept. 14, 2017, photograph, a visitor looks at a photograph demonstration of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation service Thursday, his … much more

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Within this Oct. 7, 2017, photograph, a break of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is exhibited in a shop window at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

Within this Oct. 7, 2017, photograph, a break of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is exhibited in a shop window at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation service Thursday, his picture is … much more

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In this Oct. 21, 2017, photograph, shoppers walk beyond a shrine using a publication to write tributes for its late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej setup at a shopping mall in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 21, 2017, photograph, shoppers walk beyond a shrine using a publication to write tributes for its late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej setup at a shopping mall in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol … much more

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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photograph, a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is observed on a display at a Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photograph, a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is observed on a display at a Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation service … much more

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In this Oct. 17, 2017, picture, the picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is observed on an ATM machine in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 17, 2017, picture, the picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is observed on an ATM machine in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation service Thursday, his picture … much more

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In this Oct. 17, 2017, picture, an artist copies a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 17, 2017, picture, an artist copies a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation service Thursday, his picture is … much more

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In this Oct. 22, 2017, picture a framed picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is exhibited alongside pictures of Buddha at a shopping mall in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 22, 2017, picture a framed picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is exhibited alongside pictures of Buddha at a shopping mall in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s … longer

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In this Oct. 12, 2017, photograph, a vendor sells posters and other memorabilia bearing the picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 12, 2017, photograph, a vendor sells posters and other memorabilia bearing the picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation … longer

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In this Sept. 14, 2017, photograph, also a Buddhist monk walks past a self-portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a exhibition at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Sept. 14, 2017, photograph, also a Buddhist monk walks past a self-portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a exhibition at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation … longer

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In this Oct. 12, 2017, photograph, a worker paints a rack bearing a portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of a hotel in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 12, 2017, photograph, a worker paints a rack bearing a portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of a hotel in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation … longer

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In this Oct. 7, 2017, picture, commemorative books and magazines bearing the picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej are exhibited at a publication in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 7, 2017, picture, commemorative books and magazines bearing the picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej are exhibited at a publication in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol … much more

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In this Oct. 8, 2017, picture visitors pose at a display of paintings of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a shopping mall in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 8, 2017, picture visitors pose at a display of paintings of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at a shopping mall in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation service … much more

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In this Oct. 13, 2017, photograph, a passenger reads a paper with a full page tribute to the late night Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok’s international airport. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 13, 2017, photograph, a passenger reads a paper with a full page tribute to the late night Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bangkok’s international airport. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol … much more

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In this Oct. 19, 2017, photograph, a large picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is draped with white and black fabric out of a professional building in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 19, 2017, photograph, a large picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is draped with white and black fabric out of a professional building in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol … much more

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In this Oct. 13, 2017, photograph, a guest is reflected in a mirror because she takes a photo of a large photo of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital, where the king died, at Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 13, 2017, photograph, a guest is reflected in a mirror because she takes a photo of a large photo of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital, where the king died, at Bangkok. Since Thailand … longer

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In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, pictures of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej are projected digital billboards above a intersection in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for the cremation service of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday, his picture is scattered across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a guy Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries. Less

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, pictures of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej are projected digital billboards above a intersection in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s … longer

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The King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand watched for 70 years over his kingdom — and he continues to do after his death.

As Thailand prepares for his cremation ceremony the picture of Bhumibol is omnipresent across the country in speeches commemorating his life and mourning his passing. Photos of a lots of Thais adored like a father are available everywhere from billboards from tributes in nationwide papers to commemorative novels in street-side markets to displays in art galleries.

Just as the text next to a single picture read: “In the hearts of all Thais he will permanently remain the leading bright light.”