PHOTOS Elephants kneel to honor Thai new king

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Elephants kneel to honor Thai new king

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14:53, May 08, 2019

Elephants and their handlers, known as Mahouts, kneel outside the Grand Palace to pay tribute to newly-crowned king Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Photo: IC]

Handlers known as Mahouts, dressed in royal yellow, lead a procession of elephants and kneel in front of the portrait of their newly-crowned king Maha Vajiralongkorn, outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Photo: AP]

Handlers known as Mahouts, dressed in royal yellow, lead elephants in a parade in honour of new king Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies began on May 4 for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The elder monarch died in October 2016 after reigning for seven decades. [Photo: IC]

Handlers known as Mahouts, dressed in royal yellow, lead elephants in a parade in honour of new king Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies began on May 4 for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The elder monarch died in October 2016 after reigning for seven decades. [Photo: AP]

Participants dressed in royal yellow hold portraits of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a parade in honour of their newly crowned king, outside Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Photo: IC]

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