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Thais united in grief at home and abroad

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>> As a nation wakes up to the first day in 70 years without its beloved Monarch, Thais are beginning to come to turns with the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His passing leaving many with a tremendous sense of loss.>> I don't know what to say. I feel like my heart was stabbed by a knife and ripped apart.
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I'm here today to bid him farewell.>> On the night of his death, even Bangkok's popular red light district stood idle. These streets normally choked with tourists, backpackers, and party goers. We prepared for this, but when it came true, you heard crying all around. Usually there's joy, music, and fun but now this atmosphere has turned to sadness.
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It's never been like this before.>> As far away as Los Angeles, Thai communities are sharing in the grief.>> You will never find a king like out Thai king. You see, whole world, the best, helping the poor.>> The Prime Minister appearing on TV to warn against anyone looking to spark turmoil.
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A public hotline has been setup to help the nation cope with it's loss.