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Police and soldiers stand guard outside a military compound before former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives to meet Thailand’s ruling military in Bangkok. The new rulers summoned the entire former government and members of the politically influential Shinawatra family a day after it seized control in a bloodless coup. Thailand has seen months of unrest, which has claimed at least 28 lives in politically related violence.
Thai soldiers stand guard during a coup at the Army Club, where Thailand’s army chief held a meeting with all rival factions in central Bangkok. Thailand’s army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, took control of the government in the coup on Thursday, saying the army had to restore order and push through reforms, two days after he declared martial law.
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
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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.
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
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
Thai anti-government protesters face Air Force military soldiers at the Royal Thai Air Force base in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.
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 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.
A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand on Tuesday.
An elephant sprays water on a tourist during the celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand’s Ayutthaya province, on Wednesday
A disabled man begs for money in a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand.
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.
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Petong (C) and Hue (R) look for gold as their children play in the water in Lampang, Thailand. Thai villagers from Wang Nuea, North of Thailand, look for gold in the river every year during the drought season. They are able to make an average around USD 15 per day, however two years ago they reached USD 200 in one day due to the river level dropping so much.
Suspected Uighurs from the far western region of Xinjiang, China, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai, Songkla
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 flags as they arrive for a rally outside the national police headquarters in Bangkok today.
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 the compound of the Thai Royal Police Club in Bangkok on Friday