The wreckage of the replica of the historic Phaya Tani cannon damaged in a bomb blast at the Krue Se mosque in Pattani's Muang district is plain to see.
Pictures of the ill-fated replica appeared in every newspaper on Wednesday, some on the front pages. It was a matter of luck that there were no casualties in the explosion that damaged the cannon.
This replica _ the original is displayed in front of the Defence Ministry in Bangkok _ means different things to different people.
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