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REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTAP04Experts investigate the Erawan shrine at the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Athit PerawongmethaREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.REUTERS NEWS PICTURES. TEMPLATE OUT      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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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.

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 0550 GMT ON MAY 20, 2014    DSB07  A soldier sits beside a machine gun mounted on a military vehicle after the Thai army took their positions in central Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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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.

Anti-government protesters wave Thai fla...Anti-government protesters wave Thai flags as they arrive for a rally outside the national police headquarters in Bangkok on February 26, 2014. Thailand faced warnings on February 26 of a slide towards civil war with both the government and army expressing renewed fears for the country's stability as bitter political divisions spill into violence.  AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRANManjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

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Anti-government protesters wave Thai flags as they arrive for a rally outside the national police headquarters in Bangkok today.

A Thai anti-government protester reacts during a rally intending to shutdown and force government servants to stop their work at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, 24 February 2014. Two young Thai girls succumbed to injuries sustained during an attack on anti-government protester over the weekend in eastern Thailand, police and medical officials said. The protests have sparked several clashes with authorities or pro-government militants that have claimed at least 18 lives and left about 700 injured over the last three-and-a-half months, according to government sources.

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A Thai anti-government protester takes part in a rally aimed at forcing government servants to stop their work at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.

An anti-government protester kisses a police officer during a rally inside a compound of the Thai Royal Police Club in Bangkok February 21, 2014.

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An anti-government protester kisses a police officer during a rally inside the compound of the Thai Royal Police Club in Bangkok on Friday

Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound in north Bangkok...Thai soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound serving as a temporary office for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in north Bangkok February 19, 2014. Protesters seeking to oust Yingluck rallied at her temporary office on Wednesday, but the premier stayed away from the potential flashpoint a day after five people were killed in gunbattles in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound serving as a temporary office for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in north Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters seeking to oust Yingluck rallied at the office on Wednesday, but the premier stayed away from the potential flashpoint, a day after five people were killed in gun battles in the city. 

Thai riot police officers assist a colleague during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok...Thai riot police officers assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. A Thai police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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Riot police assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok. A police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok, officials and witnesses said.