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A young Thai sumo wrestler tries to compete with a professional wrestler during a demonstration match at the Grand Sumo Event in Thailand at Central World shopping mall in Bangkok. The two-day competition was held to commemorate His Majesty the King's 84th birthday and promote cultural exchanges and the relationship between Japan and Thailand. Photo by Seksan Rojjanametakul.

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A long queue of passengers at Suvarnabhumi airport waits for their boarding passes and passports to be checked by security officers. More strict security protocol has been enforced after three bomb blasts at Soi Pridi Bhanomyong 31 last week. Photo by Patipat Janthong.

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A body-painted model in fancy costume strikes a pose at Photo Fair 2011 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre on Bang Na-Trat Road. The event had been postponed from last year because of the flood crisis. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

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Fathers hold their babies as part of a campaign to encourage male civil servants to take 15 days of paternity leave to look after their wives and newborn children. The right to leave has already been established but it appears many male officials are still unaware of it. Photo by Thiti Wannamontha.

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People join a mass prayer at the Jao Mae Phosop deity shrine in Lat Phrao Soi 1. The ceremony was aimed at warding off ill fortunes for the country. The shrine usually organises a mass prayer during times of political or social tension. Photo by Patipat Janthong.

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A policeman tries to peel off stickers bearing the word "Sejeal" from a fence near the Klong Toey branch of the Metropolitan Electricity Authority on Rama IV Road. Investigators are looking into whether the stickers are linked to suspects in the Feb 14 Bangkok bombings. Photo by Patipat Janthong.

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A duplication statue of the Chinese goddess Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao was placed at the Poh Teck Tung Foundation for worshippers in Bangkok to pay their respects. The original statue is situated at the Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation in Hat Yai. Photo by Patipat Janthong.

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Magic World features shows by magicians from many countries at Terminal 21 through February 26 as part of Bangkok International Magic Extravaganza 2012. Photo by Patipat Janthong.

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Trees have been cut down at Rot Fai Park for the construction of greenhouses. Photo by Rattaseema Pongsan.

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  • Published: 24 Feb 2012
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