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[Bangkok, December 2. Image via Getty]

A Thai nurse holds incense sticks as she offers prayers for the recovery of Thai King Bhumibol Adulayadej, at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on December 2, 2009. Thailand's royal palace announced on November 30, 2009 the postponement of a speech and military parade to mark the birthday of the nation's revered king, who has been hospitalised for two and a half months with a lung infection and fever. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch who is regarded as a demi-god by many Thais and considered a unifying force in a politically turbulent nation, turns 82 on December 5, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)