A New King for A New Bhutan

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Of The People
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, center, greets bystanders on the way to the royal palace in Thimpu a few days before his coronation. Though he is still head of state, 28-year-old's role as King will be largely ceremonial, as his father ordered an end to absolute monarchy when he stepped aside two years ago.

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