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The army has on Friday spruced up checkpoints close to tourist spots by putting flowers around their bunkers after caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra suggested less intimidating decor would help improve the Thailand's image. 

Deputy army spokesman Col Winthai Suwaree said army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha issued an order to "adjust" the checkpoints, but insisted the majority of the public understood the army’s operations.

He said the checkpoints and bunkers would be taken away when the violence stops.

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