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BANGKOK - The trial of leaders of the 2010 red-shirt protests on terrorism charges began on Friday, a day after the nation's former premier was charged over his role in the deadly unrest. 

Protesters hold up pictures of some of those killed during a crackdown on anti-government rallies two years ago as former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (not pictured) appears at a justice ministry building to be charged with murder over a civilians' death, in Bangkok on December 13, 2012. Terrorism trial against Thai leaders of the 2010 "Red Shirt" protests began on Friday.

The 24 accused, who include five current lawmakers, could in theory face the death penalty in the case, which was delayed again on Thursday because of the absence of key witnesses.

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