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Workers clean a main Bangkok road at the shopping district occupied for almost two months by anti-government "red shirt" protesters May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Workers clean a main Bangkok road at the shopping district occupied for almost two months by anti-government "red shirt" protesters May 22, 2010. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Thai men transport a safe through a movie theatre burnt by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai men transport a safe through a movie theatre burnt by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Friends console a woman looking for a relative, a "red shirt" protester who was not on the train arriving from Bangkok, at the Chiang Mai train station, north of Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Friends console a woman looking for a relative, a "red shirt" protester who was not on the train arriving from Bangkok, at the Chiang Mai train station, north of Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A local and a foreign man stand at a barricade that used to be occupied by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A local and a foreign man stand at a barricade that used to be occupied by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A Thai soldier adjusts his helmet at a barricade that was previously occupied by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Thai soldier adjusts his helmet at a barricade that was previously occupied by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An army soldier stands guard over anti-government "red shirt" supporters detained at a Buddhist temple in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

An army soldier stands guard over anti-government "red shirt" supporters detained at a Buddhist temple in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Thai firefighters douse the Central World shopping mall that was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai firefighters douse the Central World shopping mall that was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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Smoke rises at Central World shopping mall that was ransacked and set on fire during clashes in central Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Smoke rises at Central World shopping mall that was ransacked and set on fire during clashes in central Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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A Thai army soldier stands guard over handcuffed detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A Thai army soldier stands guard over handcuffed detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Thai army soldiers stand guard over handcuffed detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Thai army soldiers stand guard over handcuffed detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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A Buddhist monk who was detained by Thai army soldiers sits with his hands tied during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Buddhist monk who was detained by Thai army soldiers sits with his hands tied during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Bullets and a picture of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra are found from the encampment of the "red shirt" anti-government protesters inside a Buddhist temple in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Bullets and a picture of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra are found from the encampment of the "red shirt" anti-government protesters inside a Buddhist temple in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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A security guard pushes back on-lookers as firemen try to extinguish a blaze which gutted the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A security guard pushes back on-lookers as firemen try to extinguish a blaze which gutted the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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Thai soldiers dismantle scaffolding supporting the main stage which was occupied by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Thai soldiers dismantle scaffolding supporting the main stage which was occupied by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Anti-government "red shirt" supporters exit a temple after surrendering to police from their encampment in Bangkok's upscale shopping district, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government "red shirt" supporters exit a temple after surrendering to police from their encampment in Bangkok's upscale shopping district, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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Workers remove tyres and trash from a road where "red shirt" protesters had setup a barricade in Bangkok, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Workers remove tyres and trash from a road where "red shirt" protesters had setup a barricade in Bangkok, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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Anti-government "red shirt" supporters rescue a fellow "red shirt" who was shot after soldiers penetrated their barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government "red shirt" supporters rescue a fellow "red shirt" who was shot after soldiers penetrated their barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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An armoured vehicle approaches a barricade during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

An armoured vehicle approaches a barricade during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A security officer walks inside Siam Theater after it was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok, May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

A security officer walks inside Siam Theater after it was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in central Bangkok, May 21, 2010. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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A Thai soldier removes red flags from after "red shirt" protesters abandoned their camp in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Thai soldier removes red flags from after "red shirt" protesters abandoned their camp in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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Workers clean a road where "red shirt" protesters had setup their main camp in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Workers clean a road where "red shirt" protesters had setup their main camp in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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An anti-government 'red shirt' supporter weeps while being escorted out of a temple where she was seeking refuge with hundreds of others protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An anti-government 'red shirt' supporter weeps while being escorted out of a temple where she was seeking refuge with hundreds of others protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A Thai soldier patrols with a bomb sniffing dog at the Central World shopping mall building that was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A Thai soldier patrols with a bomb sniffing dog at the Central World shopping mall building that was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

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Firefighters spray water at the Center One shopping mall building (L) which was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Firefighters spray water at the Center One shopping mall building (L) which was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Shopkeepers carry their stock near a shopping mall building which was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Shopkeepers carry their stock near a shopping mall building which was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Anti-government "red shirt" protesters who found shelter at a Buddhist temple a day after confronting Thai troops negotiate their situation with policemen in central Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Anti-government "red shirt" protesters who found shelter at a Buddhist temple a day after confronting Thai troops negotiate their situation with policemen in central Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An anti-government "red shirt" supporter surrenders to army soldiers clearing an encampment of thousands of protesters in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An anti-government "red shirt" supporter surrenders to army soldiers clearing an encampment of thousands of protesters in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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The body of a protester who was killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment is seen lying in front of a burning barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The body of a protester who was killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment is seen lying in front of a burning barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A Thai soldier wounded in a grenade attack, waits for help during clashes in central Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Thai soldier wounded in a grenade attack, waits for help during clashes in central Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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The body of an anti-government "red shirt" protester is wrapped in Buddhists robes at a temple where protesters found shelter in central Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The body of an anti-government "red shirt" protester is wrapped in Buddhists robes at a temple where protesters found shelter in central Bangkok May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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The city hall building burns after it was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Ubon Ratchathani province, north-east of Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

The city hall building burns after it was set on fire by anti-government "red shirt" protesters in Ubon Ratchathani province, north-east of Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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Anti-government supporters rush a fellow "red shirt" to safety after he was shot by army soldiers who were penetrating the "red shirt" encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government supporters rush a fellow "red shirt" to safety after he was shot by army soldiers who were penetrating the "red shirt" encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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An army soldier stands guard over an anti-government "red shirt" supporter who surrendered after the military penetrated their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An army soldier stands guard over an anti-government "red shirt" supporter who surrendered after the military penetrated their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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Army soldiers search an anti-government "red shirt" supporter who surrendered after the military penetrated their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Army soldiers search an anti-government "red shirt" supporter who surrendered after the military penetrated their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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An armored vehicle is obscured by smoke from a burning barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

An armored vehicle is obscured by smoke from a burning barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A detainee lies on the ground during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A detainee lies on the ground during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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A Thai army soldier walks past the body of a protester who was killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A Thai army soldier walks past the body of a protester who was killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Thai army soldiers stand guard over blindfolded detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai army soldiers stand guard over blindfolded detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Jatuporn Prompan, one of the core leaders of the anti-government "red shirt" protesters, is taken into custody after he surrendered, at the police headquarters in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Jatuporn Prompan, one of the core leaders of the anti-government "red shirt" protesters, is taken into custody after he surrendered, at the police headquarters in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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A soldier carries his weapon during an operation in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A soldier carries his weapon during an operation in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A red banner is lowered over the bodies of two protesters killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A red banner is lowered over the bodies of two protesters killed during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Thai army soldiers are pictured during an operation in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai army soldiers are pictured during an operation in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Rescue workers transport an anti-government "red shirt" protester, who was injured after clashes between anti-government "red shirt" protesters and Thai army soldiers, to a hospital in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Rescue workers transport an anti-government "red shirt" protester, who was injured after clashes between anti-government "red shirt" protesters and Thai army soldiers, to a hospital in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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Thai army soldiers run past an armored vehicle and barricades in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai army soldiers run past an armored vehicle and barricades in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Thai army soldiers take up positions at a barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai army soldiers take up positions at a barricade in Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Smoke from burning tires rises in central Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Smoke from burning tires rises in central Bangkok, May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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A Thai army soldier stands guard over blindfolded detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Thai army soldier stands guard over blindfolded detainees during an operation to evict anti-government "red shirt" protesters from their encampment in Bangkok May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Anti-government 'red shirt' supporters launch fireworks towards army soldiers at a check-point in Ding Daeng, near Bangkok's Victory Monument, May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government 'red shirt' supporters launch fireworks towards army soldiers at a check-point in Ding Daeng, near Bangkok's Victory Monument, May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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Anti-government 'red shirt' supporters carry a man, who was shot by army soldiers, to safety after clashes at a check-point in Ding Daeng, near Bangkok's Victory Monument, May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government 'red shirt' supporters carry a man, who was shot by army soldiers, to safety after clashes at a check-point in Ding Daeng, near Bangkok's Victory Monument, May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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An anti-government protester prepares to throw a fire cracker towards soldiers on a street in Bangkok May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

An anti-government protester prepares to throw a fire cracker towards soldiers on a street in Bangkok May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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An anti-government protester, part of a group that guards a barricade, stands behind burning tires near the Victory monument in Bangkok May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

An anti-government protester, part of a group that guards a barricade, stands behind burning tires near the Victory monument in Bangkok May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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An anti-government protester shouts at soldiers in Bangkok May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

An anti-government protester shouts at soldiers in Bangkok May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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An anti-government "red shirt" supporter rolls tires to fuel a barricade set ablaze between protesters and army soldiers near Bangkok's Victory Monument May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An anti-government "red shirt" supporter rolls tires to fuel a barricade set ablaze between protesters and army soldiers near Bangkok's Victory Monument May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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An anti-government "red shirt" supporter shoots firework rockets at Thai army soldiers during clashes at Rama IV Street in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

An anti-government "red shirt" supporter shoots firework rockets at Thai army soldiers during clashes at Rama IV Street in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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An anti-government "red shirt" protester looks as his friend prepares to throw a fire bomb during clashes with soldiers in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

An anti-government "red shirt" protester looks as his friend prepares to throw a fire bomb during clashes with soldiers in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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An anti-government "red shirt" protester runs past burning tyres on a deserted road during a rally in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

An anti-government "red shirt" protester runs past burning tyres on a deserted road during a rally in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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An anti-government 'red shirt' supporter slings a firework toward army soldiers along Rama IV road in Bangkok May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An anti-government 'red shirt' supporter slings a firework toward army soldiers along Rama IV road in Bangkok May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A 'red shirt' protester who was wearing a fire-fighter's helmet lies next to a flag with a red cross after being shot by army soldiers during clashes at Rama IV Street in Bangkok May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

A 'red shirt' protester who was wearing a fire-fighter's helmet lies next to a flag with a red cross after being shot by army soldiers during clashes at Rama IV Street in Bangkok May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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A guest is given first aid after fainting, following explosions and gunfire heard around the luxury Dusit Thani Hotel early morning in Bangkok's business district May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A guest is given first aid after fainting, following explosions and gunfire heard around the luxury Dusit Thani Hotel early morning in Bangkok's business district May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An intoxicated anti-government "red shirt" supporter lies against a barricade made out of tires during clashes at Rama IV Street in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

An intoxicated anti-government "red shirt" supporter lies against a barricade made out of tires during clashes at Rama IV Street in Bangkok May 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes between army soldiers and anti-government 'red shirt' supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes between army soldiers and anti-government 'red shirt' supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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Renegade Thai major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol (C) is slumped on the ground moments after being shot while being interviewed by Thai and foreign reporters in Bangkok in this May 13, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Cyrille Andres

Renegade Thai major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol (C) is slumped on the ground moments after being shot while being interviewed by Thai and foreign reporters in Bangkok in this May 13, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Cyrille Andres

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Anti-government 'red shirt' protestors carry a man, who was shot during clashes with army soldiers, to safety past a destroyed vehicle near Bangkok's Lumpini Park, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Anti-government 'red shirt' protestors carry a man, who was shot during clashes with army soldiers, to safety past a destroyed vehicle near Bangkok's Lumpini Park, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A man stands in front of a burning bus during clashes between Thai soldiers and anti-government protesters near Lumphini park in Bangkok's financial district, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man stands in front of a burning bus during clashes between Thai soldiers and anti-government protesters near Lumphini park in Bangkok's financial district, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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