Thai King Celebrates 60 Years on Throne

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Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej with Queen Sirikit waves after his address in Bangkok. Nearly one million Thais wearing yellow shirts flocked into central Bangkok for the king’s first public audience in six years, marking his 60th anniversary on the throne, police said. The king called for unity among his people after months of political turmoil, in a speech to mark his 60th anniversary on the throne (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

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Tens-of-thousands of well-wishers, wearing yellow and waving Thai flags, gather outside Dusit Palace to celebrate Thai King Bhumibol Aduljadej’s 60th coronation anniversary in Bangkok June 9, 2006. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND)

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