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The Wider Image: Inside Thailand's Klong Prem Prison

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Inmates sit on the floor during an inspection visit in the long-term sentence zone inside Klong Prem high-security prison in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand Laos

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A Thai army officer adjusts the belt of a member of the honour guard in preparation for the arrival of Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday

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A Buddhist monk sleeps in a chair while monks and novices gather to receive alms at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple outside Bangkok

Thailand's Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana waves to crowd as she cycles in the "Bike for Dad" event in Bangkok, Thailand, December 11, 2015. Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn led thousand of cyclists on a 29-km course in Bangkok to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday which fell on December 5.

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Thailand’s Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana waves to crowd as she cycles in the “Bike for Dad” event in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday. Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn led thousand of cyclists on a 29-km course in Bangkok to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 88th birthday

Royal cavalry soldiers parade in front of the Grand Palace as part of celebrations of the 88th birthday of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on Thursday. Thai King Bhumibol, 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, will turn 88 on December 5, 2015.

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Royal cavalry soldiers parade in front of the Grand Palace as part of celebrations of the 88th birthday of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on Thursday

A handler puts his head between the gaping fangs of a crocodile during a show at the Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Samutprakarn province, outside Bangkok, Thailand. The farm and zoo claims to be the world's largest crocodile farm with more than 80,000 freshwater and marine crocodiles, and offers shows such as crocodile wrestling to attract tourists

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A handler puts his head between the gaping fangs of a crocodile during a show at the Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Samutprakarn province, outside Bangkok, Thailand

A suspect of the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast who was arrested last week near the border with Cambodia points as he stands next to police officers during a crime re-enactment at an apartment, where police raided and found possible bomb-making materials last month, in Nongjok district, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, September 8, 2015

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A suspect of the August Bangkok blast who was arrested last week near the border with Cambodia points as he stands next to police officers during a crime re-enactment at an apartment, where police raided and found possible bomb-making materials last month, in Nongjok district, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand

People pray at the Erawan Shrine after Brahmin priests performed a religious ceremony to worship the Lord Brahma statue after it was renovated following the deadly bombing of 17 August, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday. The casualty figures from the deadly attack outside the Erawan Shrine on 17 August stood at 20 dead and 123 injured according to the Erawan Medical Centre

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People pray at the Erawan Shrine after Brahmin priests performed a religious ceremony to worship the Lord Brahma statue after it was renovated following the deadly bombing last month, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday

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Experts investigate the Erawan shrine at the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand 

A Thai soldier ropes off the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more.  Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital

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A Thai soldier ropes off the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on Monday killing scores of people and wounding more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital

A competitor is applied with fake tan before competing in the Mr. Thailand 2015 bodybuilding competition in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 17, 2015. The three-day competition attracts more than 400 bodybuilding enthusiasts across the country.

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A competitor is applied with fake tan before competing in the Mr Thailand 2015 bodybuilding competition in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday

Revellers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck

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Revellers take part in a water fight during Songkran festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok on Monday. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand’s traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.

Thai models use mobile phones as they wait for the start of a promotion event by Thailand's second largest mobile phone network, DTAC, at a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, 10 November 2014. More than 93.7 million mobile phone numbers are registered in  Thailand of which the old 2G service has about 50.8 million subscribers and 3G and 4G services has about 42.9 million subscribers while the population of Thailand is about 65 million people.

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Thai models wait for the start of a promotion event by Thailand’s second-largest mobile phone network, DTAC, at a shopping centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok October 23, 2014.

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Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order” on Tuesday, but denied this was the latest phase of a slow-motion coup driven by the country’s traditional elite

A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok

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A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok. Thailand’s economy shrunk 0.6 per cent year on year in January-March, data showed on Monday, as the country’s political crisis battered consumer confidence and frightened off tourists.

Thailand Politics

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Anti-government protesters blow whistles and show money they will donate to their leader Suthep Thaugsuban during a march through the streets of Bangkok, Thailand

Anti-government protests in Bangkok

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Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the Parliament as senators debate to find and end to the country’s political conflict, in Bangkok, Thailand

Anti-government protests in Bangkok

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Thai anti-government protesters face Air Force military soldiers at the Royal Thai Air Force base in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.

Anti-government protests in Bangkok...epa04202242 Thai office workers wave to cheer anti-government protesters from the window of a building during a street rally in Bangkok, Thailand, 12 May 2014. Anti-government protesters began moving their rally site in central Bangkok to the area surrounding parliament hoping to pressure the Senate to appoint an interim government to institute reforms before new elections while key Thai institutions are resisting opposition demands to install an appointed government to make political reforms, reports said.  EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

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Office workers cheer anti-government protesters from the window of a building during a street rally in Bangkok, Thailand