Thais celebrate king's birthday
Festivities mark 83rd birthday of Bhumibol Adulyadej amid concerns for his health.
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 08:46 GMT

Thailand is celebrating it's king's 83rd birthday.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej has ruled over his country for the last 65 years, making him the world's longest reigning monarch.

But many are concerned about the worsening health of Bhumibol, who is regarded as a moral compass for the country.

Gerald Tan reports.

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