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.
A protester blows a whistle as she joins an anti-government rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s prime minister, called for an end to the protests against a proposed political amnesty bill, which she believes could solve Thailand’s longstanding divisions
A protester waves a Thai national flag atop a truck at the Democracy Monument in central Bangkok on Monday. Thousands of people took to the streets of the Thai capital to continue a mass protest after lawmakers approved a draft political amnesty bill.
A young Thai buffalo rider, centre, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round during an annual race in Chonburi Province, southeastern Thailand, on Friday. The race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.
Devotees of the Chao Pho Kuan U shrine carry a statue through exploding firecrackers during a street procession marking the annual vegetarian festival in Phang Nga, Thailand, on Thursday. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.
Labourers unload fish from a trawler at a port in Pattani, southern Thailand. Each day a small army of labourers from countries including Myanmar and Cambodia work sorting the daily catch at ports around the country. Read more
Thai lotus farmer Usa Mahmueangbon, 47, picks lotus flowers in her family’s lotus and water lily farm in Saladin village in Nakhon Pathom, about 50km west of Bangkok, Thailand.
An officer displays counterfeit watches that will be destroyed at the Crime Suppression police division in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday
An anti-government protester clashes with riot police officers outside the parliament in Bangkok. Thailand’s parliament was due to debate a political amnesty bill on Wednesday as anti-government protesters marched to try to get it scrapped, saying it could let ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra return from exile without having to serve a jail sentence.