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Petong (C) and Hue (R) look for gold as their children play in the water on March 25, 2014 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. The workers begin to search for gold at 10 AM and work until sunset, often working second jobs in the day in order to survive.

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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 China's region of Xinjiang, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai...Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.

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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. 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

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. Read more

Thai rice farmers protest against the government in Thailand...epa04082850 Thai Army soldiers are seen standing guard during a rice farmers rally at a temporary office of the cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, at the office for the Permanent Secretary for Defense in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 February 2014. Thousands of rice farmers protested demanding the government to pay their rice, which is under a rice-pledging scheme. The government failed to raise 100 billion Thai baht (3.1 billion US dollar or 2.2 billion euro) to pay more than one million rice growers since early October 2013.  EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

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Thai soldiers stand guard during a rice farmers rally at the temporary headquarters of the cabinet of Yingluck Shinawatra, caretaker prime minister, at the office for the Permanent Secretary for Defense in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of rice farmers are demanding the government pay them for their rice under a rice subsidy scheme. The government has failed to raise 100bn Thai baht ($3.1bn) to pay more than 1m rice farmers. Read more

Riot police take a rest with their equipment before moving into anti-government encampment near the Government House in central Bangkok...Riot police take a rest with their equipment before moving into anti-government encampment near the Government House in central Bangkok February 14, 2014. Thousands of Thai riot police were deployed on Friday to seize back protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok that have been occupied for months by demonstrators seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Riot police rest on their shields before moving into an anti-government encampment near Government House in Bangkok. Thousands of Thai riot police were deployed to seize protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok that have been occupied for months by demonstrators seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Read more

A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy as part of the "Cobra Gold 2014" joint military exercise, in Chanthaburi province...A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy as part of the "Cobra Gold 2014" joint military exercise, at a military base in Chanthaburi province February 13, 2014. About 13,000 soldiers from seven countries, Thailand, U.S., Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia are participating in the 11-day military exercise.

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A US Marine drinks cobra blood during jungle survival training with the Thai navy at the Cobra Gold 2014 joint military exercise, at a base in Chanthaburi province on Thursday. About 13,000 soldiers from seven countries – Thailand, the US, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia – are participating in the 11-day event.