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Crowd Gathers to Pray for Hospitalized Thai King, PM to Meet Prince

About 300 people gathered at Bangkok's Siriraj hospital on Wednesday to pray for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, three days after the palace said he was in an unstable condition, as the prime minister prepared for an audience with the crown prince. King Bhumibol, 88, the world's longest reigning monarch, is widely revered in Thailand. During his seven decades on the throne the king, who is also seen as a unifying force, has intervened when events threatened to plunge Thailand into...

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