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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.

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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

Two riot police officers sit with anti-government protesters on the stairs of the National Broadcasting of Thailand (NBT) building after protesters entered the compound during a rally Friday, May 9, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police fired tear gas and water cannons Friday to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound, the latest indication that ousting the premier will not solve the country's tense political crisis. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Two riot police officers sit with anti-government protesters at the National Broadcasting of Thailand building after protesters entered the compound during a democracy rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police fired tear gas and water cannons on Friday to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound, the latest indication that ousting the premier will not solve the country’s tense political crisis. 

Anti-government protesters look at bloodstained floor of the bus they were traveling after an attack by suspected gunmen while on their way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Gunmen have fired on a convoy of anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital, and four people have been wounded. (AP Photo)

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Anti-government protesters on their blood-stained bus that was part of a convoy attacked by gunmen on its way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday. Four people were wounded.

Thai anti-government protesters rally outside the national police headquarters in downtown. Gunshots rang out across an upmarket Bangkok shopping district as political violence becomes a near-daily feature of the crisis gripping Thailand.

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Thai anti-government protesters rally outside the national police headquarters in downtown Bangkok. Gunshots rang out across an upmarket Bangkok shopping district as political violence becomes a near-daily feature of the crisis gripping Thailand.