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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. Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

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 Read more