A nation in tears: Thailand wakes up for the first time in 70 years without its father

For the first morning in 70 years, Thailand woke up without its King.

As dawn broke, the streets were awash with grief as the reality of the Thursday evening passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej began to set in.
The tide of pink and yellow, worn as a show of support for his majesty, has now made way for a sea of black.
Friday has been declared a public holiday for government offices by the Thai cabinet, according to an announcement on state television.
Some of the normally bustling streets of Bangkok are quiet, as stone-faced Thais set out on their morning commutes.