Top: Officials on Friday honor King Rama X at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok. Story: Mourning and Ceremony Mark Birthday of King Rama XThailand Observes Birthday of King Vajiralongkorn (Photos)


From royal birthday well-wishers and black-garbed, junta-appointed reformers to the flooded latitudes of the north, people around the kingdom captured the week’s capture-worthy moments. Find more on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Junta appointees to the National Reform Steering Assembly pose for a selfie at its last meeting Tuesday at parliament.



A resident of Loei province takes a flood selfie Tuesday afternoon. Story: Wet-ish Week to Close Out July


Volunteers repaint a white wall for Rama X’s birthday Wednesday in Bangkok.


A southern woman says goodbye to her family Monday morning before leaving for Hajj.


British actor Paul Nicholls gives a thumbs-up Monday from his Koh Samui hospital bed two weeks after he fell down a waterfall and broke his knee. Story: ‘EastEnders’ Actor Survives Samui Waterfall Plunge


Two bald men competing for the title of ‘Mr. Baldy of Damnoen Saduak’ in a wrestling match where bald men must use their baby-powdered heads to push their opponents out of bounds, in a festival celebrating traditional games held Monday in Damnoen Saduak district in Ratchaburi province. Story: Bare Aggression: Baldies Do Battle the Old Way (Video)


A Chiang Mai lottery ticket vendor points out some tickets Thursday morning for his customers. Residents were sweeping up lottery tickets Thursday with numbers they associated with King Rama X on the eve of his first birthday to be celebrated as a national holiday under his reign. Story: Rama X Birthday Sees Run on Related Lottery Numbers


Sikh men at a multi-faith ceremony offer blessings for Rama X’s birthday today at Government House.


Sumon Matidul, a bus conductor who found a wallet filled with 1.1 million baht and returned it to the owner who rewarded her with some candy, cries as she receives a gift from a royal representative Thursday in Samut Prakan province. She also received 15,000 baht from a university professor.


Progress of Rama IX’s crematorium as of Tuesday. The ritual is set to take place in October.


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