Thais release 1,066 turtles to celebrate new king’s birthday

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July 26, 2017 2:44 PM

CHONBURI, Thailand (REUTERS) – Hundreds of people gathered at a beach in Thailand on Wednesday (July 26) to release 1,066 turtles into the sea as part of celebrations to mark the birthday of new King Maha Vajiralongkorn this week.