Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

The royal chariot is in position before the start of the funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
The funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is ready to start in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
The symbolic urn is transported at the funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyade in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
A mourner prays in a sea of black umbrellas at the funeral procession and royal cremation ceremony of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, seen on photograph, in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Bhumibol's death at age 88 after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief and a year of mourning, culminating in an elaborate funeral and cremation ceremony this week. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
The funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej begins in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
Mourner Somnuk Yonsam-Arin, 63, center, comforts her granddaughter as they wait for the start of the funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
The royal officials walk in front of the Grand Palace during the Royal Funeral in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
The symbolic urn is transported during the funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
Mourners sit beneath umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun as they wait for the start of the funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn takes part in the funeral of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
The funeral procession of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej begins in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A ceremony in an ornate throne hall Thursday morning began the transfer of the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his spectacular golden crematorium in the royal quarter of Bangkok after a year of mourning for the monarch Thais hailed as "Father." (AP Photo/Kittinun Rodsupan)
A mourner wipes a tear at the funeral procession and royal cremation ceremony of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, seen on photograph, in Bangkok, Thailand. Bhumibol's death at age 88 after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief and a year of mourning, culminating in an elaborate funeral and cremation ceremony this week. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

BANGKOK — Tearful Thais clad in black are mourning on Bangkok's streets or at viewing areas around the nation as elaborate funeral ceremonies steeped in centuries of royal tradition are held for King Bhumibol Adulyadej (POO-mee-pon AH-dun-yaa-det).

Three separate and intensely solemn processions involving the current king, thousands of troops, a golden palanquin, a chariot and a royal gun carriage were moving a ceremonial urn representing Bhumibol's remains from the Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall to the newly built crematorium.

A ceremonial urn was at the center of Thursday's processions, including one led by King Maha Vajiralongkorn in which the golden container was placed upon the Great Victory Chariot. As it passed, the mourners lining the parade route prostrated themselves in a show of reverence for the late monarch.

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