Picture News May 6, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, May 6 – Flanked by royal guards marching to a steady drumbeat, Thailand’s newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn was carried on a gilded palanquin through the streets of old Bangkok Sunday, in front of crowds who shouted “long live the king!”. The seven-kilometre procession brought the public into close proximity with the 66-year-old monarch for the first time, two years after he ascended the throne in an increasingly assertive reign. Photo courtesy of TNA
Pyongyang, North Korea, May 6 – North Korean military conducts a “strike drill” for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea during a military drill, May 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Johannesburg, South Africa, May 6 – President of South Africa’s governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to his supporters, as he arrives for the party’s final rally at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 5, 2019.
Campaigning for South Africa’s upcoming elections reached a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers, ahead of national elections for president and parliament Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Twitter
Kuantan, Malaysia, May 6 – Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Osman performs ‘rukyah’, the sighting of the new moon, which signals the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Bukit Pelindung hill on May 5, 2019. The date for looking for the new moon to determine the beginning of fasting for Muslims in Malaysia has been fixed for Sunday, May 6. Photo courtesy of Bernama