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Thai police yield to protesters ahead of king's birthday

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Thai police on Tuesday abandoned their defence of the government headquarters against a siege by protesters trying to topple the prime minister, a dramatic move that eased tensions before the revered king's birthday. 

Anti-government protesters walk to the last concrete barricade after the police let them through outside Government House during an ongoing rally in Bangkok on December 3, 2013

Several days of street battles gave way to hugs and smiles after police said they would no longer use force against protesters trying to storm Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's offices as well as the city police headquarters.

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