By  on October 18, 2016

Street markets in Thailand have switched from their usual colorful fare — favored by young Thais — to black shirts of varying styles.

This follows the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last Thursday afternoon. As the world’s longest serving monarch, the 88-year-old king reigned for 70 years and is widely revered by the country’s young and old as a unifying figure in Thailand’s polarizing politics.

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