THAILAND-ROYALS-CULTURE

In this photograph taken on March 09, 2017, Thai sculpture artists work on figures that will serve as a mold where images just like it will be made to decorate the spectacular 50 metre (165 foot) wooden pyre that is set to provide a final stage for Bhumibol, who died last October of last year. Aided by a jazz soundtrack, Thai artisans work against the clock scratching, moulding and shaping the intricate clay sculptures that will adorn the funeral pyre of Thailand's revered former King Bhumibol Adulaydej. / AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT

March 10, 2017 8:22 PM (UTC+8)