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A huge number of people were waiting in the queue at the screening point near the Mother Earth statue at Sanam Luang, hoping to get the closest position at the Royal Cremation ceremonial ground.
By 7am, almost 4,000 people were allowed to enter via the screening point while numerous others waited patiently for their turn. The mourners who pass this checkpoint in front of the Shrine of the City Spirit and in front of the Supreme Court will be seated closest to the Royal Crematorium.
By 7.30am, the queue of people extended all the way to Democracy Monument. At 11pm on Tuesday, the long queue had already stretched all the way to the Golden Mountain of Wat Saket.
Each mourner is given a sticker for identification after they show their identity card to officials. They are required to walk past a metal scanner and then open their bags for the authorities to check before being allowed inside.