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Start of 5-Day Funeral for Thai King

Thailand on Wednesday began an elaborate five-day funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej with his son, the new monarch, performing Buddhist merit-making rites in preparation for moving Bhumibol's remains to a spectacular golden crematorium.
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Light fades behind the completed royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Thai artists and craftsmen have put the finishing touches on the elaborate crematorium complex ahead of the funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
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Light fades behind the completed royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Thai artists and craftsmen have put the finishing touches on the elaborate crematorium complex ahead of the funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)

Thai mourners hold up portraits of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near Grand Palace to take part in the Royal Cremation ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Bhumibol's death at age 88 on Oct. 13, 2016 after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief and a year of mourning. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Thai mourners hold up portraits of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej near Grand Palace to take part in the Royal Cremation ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Bhumibol's death at age 88 on Oct. 13, 2016 after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief and a year of mourning. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai mourners pray in front of a replica of the royal crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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Thai mourners pray in front of a replica of the royal crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Thai mourners pray for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they take part in the Royal Cremation ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Thailand on Wednesday began an elaborate five-day funeral for King Bhumibol. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
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Thai mourners pray for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they take part in the Royal Cremation ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Thailand on Wednesday began an elaborate five-day funeral for King Bhumibol. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

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