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In pictures: The Supreme Patriarch's final journey

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Our photographers have been covering the events following the death of the Supreme Patriarch since early morning and their pictures are coming in all the time. Here are some of the best so far. 

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Latest 19:00: A media pool photo taken during the ceremony from Bowon Niwet just a few minutes ago.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrive at Wat Borom Niwet. THITI WANNAMONTHA

The Buddhist faithful began assembling early this morning at Wat Bowon Niwet in Bangkok to await the afternoon arrival of the Supreme Patriarch' s body. THITI WANNAMONTHA

Back in time: His Holiness, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana Mahathera, arrives at Wat Phra Kaew on the day he was bestowed the title of Supreme Patriarch of 23 April 1989. SOMBAT RAKSAKUL

The Supreme Patriarch' s photo was quickly taken up this morning by the mahouts at their protest site at the Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province. SUNTHORN PONGPAO.

The main focus of attention at midday, however, was at Chulalongkorn hospital where His Holiness died. A a huge crowd of Buddhists, students and medical staff assembled to witness the start of the procession which would take his body to Wat Bowon Niwet. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARSIL

For many mourners, the sadness showed on their faces. PATIPAT JANTHONG

Large crowds line the street outside as the procession left the hospital. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARSIL

An honour guard salutes as the yellow vehicle carrying the Supreme Patriarch' s body passes by. KITJA APICHONROJAREK

After leaving the hospital the procession passed Lan Luang Road , Suphan Fa bridge, Pra Sumein Road to Wat Bowon Niwet. PANUMAS SANGUANWONG

All is ready inside Wat Bowon Niwet. THITI WANNAMONTHA

The atmosphere outside. THITI WANNAMONTHA

Part of the Royal Guard regiment at the bathing ceremony at Wat Bowon Niwet. KITJA APICHONROJAREK

A closeup of the ceremonial bathing rite for the body of the Supreme Patriarch (พิธีถวายสักการะสรงน้ำพระศพสมเด็จพระสังฆราช) taking place at Wat Bowon Niwet. PATIPAT JANTHONG


assemble: to bring together and form a group - นำมาร่วมกัน

atmosphere: the mood or feeling that exists in a place - บรรยากาศ

attention: interest, especially interest that the public has in a person, event, situation etc - ความสนใจ

bestowed: (of something valuable or important) given - มอบให้

faithful: people who believe in a religion; the loyal supporters of a political party - ผู้ที่มีศรัทธาในศาสนาอย่างแรงกล้า, ผู้จงรักภักดี

focus: the thing or person that people are most interested in - จุดสนใจ, จุดสำคัญ, จุดหลัก

mahout: someone who trains and drives elephants - ควาญช้าง, คนเลี้ยงช้าง

mourner: someone who is at a funeral, especially a relative or close friend of the dead person - ผู้ไว้ทุกข์,ผู้ไว้อาลัย,ผู้โศกเศร้า

procession: a line of people, vehicles or boats moving in a slow and formal way as part of an event - ขบวนที่เคลื่อนไป, ขบวนรถ

protest: a meeting or rally, sometimes forceful or violent, of people who strongly disagree with something - ชุมนุมประท้วง

regiment: a large group of soldiers - กรมทหาร, กองทหาร

salute: to put your hand to your head as a formal way of showing respect to someone, especially a senior officer in the armed forces - คำนับ,แสดงความเคารพ

site: a place where something is located - สถานที่

Supreme Patriarch: the head of the Buddhist monks in Thailand - พระสังฆราช

witness: to see something happen - มองเห็น, เป็นพยาน

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