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More than 900 schools have been forced to close temporarily due to anti-government protests, though all have now re-opened to pupils. 

Pupils from Wichutit School in Din Daeng wait to be picked up by their parents after anti-government protesters went to their school to shut down a training session for election officials on Jan 23, 2014. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

Caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng said a total of 934 schools with 316,982 students and 18,164 teachers have been affected by the protests so far.

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