Photo Story: Elephants honour new Thai King

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Thai mahouts ride on elephants painted in white as they bow on the ground paying respect to honor King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun after his complete accession to the throne following the coronation ceremony outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

A three-day ancient elaborate traditional coronation ceremonies of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn is a formal ceremony to complete the monarch’s accession to the throne.