Thailand: King's birthday celebrated in Bangkok
Thousands of people in Thailand have taken to the streets of Bangkok to celebrate the king's 85th birthday.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the world's longest reigning monarch, having ascended the throne on 9 June 1946.
Each year the day sees buildings and homes all over the country adorned with flags, portraits of the king and bunting, predominantly in the royal colour of yellow.
Mike Embley reports.