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Anti-government protesters walk through a street during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Thailand's main opposition party petitioned a court to annul last weekend's disrupted national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country's political paralysis. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

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Anti-government protesters during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s main opposition party petitioned a court to annul last weekend’s disrupted national election, launching a legal challenge that could prolong the deeply divided country’s political paralysis. 

An anti-government protester gestures out of a bus window as he travels to an office for the Land Transportation Department in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok...An anti-government protester gestures out of a bus window as he travels to an office for the Land Transportation Department in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, January 29, 2014. Hundreds of anti-government protesters travelled to the provincial office on Wednesday and demanded employees leave the building and suspend operations.  REUTERS/Nir Elias (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TRANSPORT)

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An anti-government protester gestures from of a bus window as he travels to an office of the land transportation department in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok. Hundreds of anti-government protesters travelled to the provincial office on Wednesday and demanded employees leave the building and suspend operations. 

An anti-government protester looks on during a rally in Bangkok January 27, 2014. A Thai anti-government protest leader was shot and killed in Bangkok on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators blocked early voting in many areas of the capital ahead of a disputed election next week.

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An anti-government protester during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday. A protest leader was shot and killed in Bangkok on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators blocked early voting in many areas of the capital ahead of a disputed election next week.

Employees take pictures though a window as anti-government protesters march through Bangkok's business district...Employees take pictures though a window as anti-government protesters march through Bangkok's business district January 23, 2014. The government declared a 60-day state of emergency from Wednesday hoping to prevent an escalation in protests now in a third month.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Employees take pictures though a window as anti-government protesters march through Bangkok’s business district on Thursday. The government declared a 60-day state of emergency, hoping to prevent an escalation in protests that have entered their third month. 

An anti-government protester carries a flag as her group marches through central Bangkok...An anti-government protester carries a flag as her group marches through central Bangkok January 22, 2014. A pro-government leader was shot and wounded on Wednesday in Thailand's northeast, a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as a state of emergency began in and around the capital Bangkok where protesters are trying to force her to resign. The government issued the 60-day emergency decree late on Tuesday, handing security agencies wide powers to detain suspects, impose a curfew and limit gatherings. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An anti-government protester carries a flag as her group marches through central Bangkok. A pro-government leader was shot and wounded on Wednesday in Thailand’s northeast, a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as a state of emergency began in and around the capital Bangkok where protesters are trying to force her to resign. The government issued the 60-day emergency decree late on Tuesday, handing security agencies wide powers to detain suspects, impose a curfew and limit gatherings. 

Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Bangkok

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Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Bangkok on Friday

An anti-government protester uses a pair of binoculars during a rally in central Bangkok January 16, 2014. Protesters in Thailand trying to paralyse ministries to force the government to resign said they would target revenue offices on Thursday, but their numbers appeared to be dwindling and ministers say the movement could be running out of steam.

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An anti-government protester uses a pair of binoculars during a rally in central Bangkok, Thailand. The protesters’ aim is to paralyse ministries in order to force the government to resign. Revenue offices were being targeted on Thursday

A Thai anti-government protester wearing...A Thai anti-government protester wearing a T-shirt carrying a picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, blows a whistles as he takes part in a march through downtown Bangkok on January 15, 2014.  Two people were wounded in a shooting at an opposition rally in the Thai capital on January 15, authorities said, as protest leaders marched through plush city neighbourhoods in their bid to oust the premier. The demonstrators, backed by the kingdom's royalist establishment, want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to make way for an unelected "people's council" that would oversee reforms to curb the political dominance of her billionaire brother Thaksin.

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An anti-government protester wearing a T-shirt with a picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, blows a whistle as he takes part in a march through downtown Bangkok. Two people were wounded in a shooting at an opposition rally in the capital of Thailand on Tuesday, authorities said.

Anti-government protesters carry national flags as they march though central Bangkok...Anti-government protesters carry national flags as they march though central Bangkok January 14, 2014. Protesters trying to topple Thailand's government moved to tighten the blockade around ministries and other state bodies on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock exchange, while major intersections in the capital Bangkok remained blocked. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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Anti-government protesters march though central Bangkok. Protesters trying to topple Thailand’s government moved to tighten the blockade around ministries and other state bodies on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock exchange, while major intersections in the capital Bangkok remained blocked. 

An anti-government protester waves a national flag as thousands of anti-government protesters gather for a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Anti-government protesters took over key intersections in Thailand's capital Monday, halting much of the traffic into Bangkok's central business district as part of a months-long campaign to thwart elections and overthrow the democratically elected prime minister. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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An anti-government protester stands on Victory Monument as thousands of demonstrators gather for a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters took over key intersections in the capital on Monday, halting much of the traffic into Bangkok’s central business district as part of a campaign to thwart elections and overthrow the prime minister. 

Anti-government demonstrators sit in the shade at a protest site near the democracy monument in Bangkok on December 13, 2013.  Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

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Anti-government demonstrators sit in the shade at a protest site near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, on Friday. Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

An anti-government demonstrator points his finger at a policeman as they talk through the gate of the Government House in Bangkok on December 12, 2013.  Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

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An anti-government demonstrator points his finger at a policeman as they talk through the gate of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand

Riot policemen stand guard outside the Army Club where the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held her cabinet meeting in Bangkok December 10, 2013. Yingluck pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election, but defiant protest leaders called for her to step down within 24 hours.

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In Thailand, riot police stand guard outside the Army Club where Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister, held her cabinet meeting in Bangkok. Ms Yingluck pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government demonstrators to clear the streets and support a snap election

Anti government protests in Bangkok

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Anti-government protesters fill the main roads from the Government Complex to Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday

An anti-government protester gives roses to Thai policewomen outside city police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister's office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched, allowing them to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes. Hundreds of protesters poured onto the lawn of Government House, waving Thai flags and blowing whistles to celebrate a symbolic victory. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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A protester gives roses to Thai policewomen outside city police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister’s office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched, allowing them to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes

A Thai anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister back to the police during an ongoing rally outside Government House in Bangkok.

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A Thai anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister back to the police during a rally outside Government House in Bangkok, Thailand.

A soldier wears glasses given to him by an anti-government protester who broke in  with others into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok...A soldier wears glasses given to him by an anti-government protester who broke in with others into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters in Bangkok November 29, 2013. About 1,500 anti-government protesters forced their way into the compound of Thailand's army headquarters on Friday, the latest escalation in a city-wide demonstration seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A soldier wears glasses given to him by one of the anti-government protesters who broke into the compound of the Royal Thai army headquarters in Bangkok 

An anti-government protester cries as she joins others protesting outside the Defense Ministry in central Bangkok November 28, 2013. Thailand's embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra breezed through a no-confidence vote in parliament on Thursday as confusion emerged over the goals of an anti-government protest movement massing at government offices.

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An anti-government protester cries as she joins others outside the defence ministry in central Bangkok, Thailand. 

An anti-government protester (L) waves a...An anti-government protester (L) waves a Thai national flag next to an image of portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a demonstration in Bangkok on November 27, 2013. Thai political protests spread outside the capital on November 27 as opposition demonstrators predicted a victory within days in their bid to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's crisis-hit government.  AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULPORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images

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An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag next to a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand 

Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to paralyze Thai government

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Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally occupying the finance ministry in Bangkok. Tens of thousands of protesters took over four more ministries: agriculture and co-operative, tourism and sports, transport, and interior. The protesters aim to paralyse the government of Yingluck Shinawatra.