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Pictures of a new decade ( 9 photo)

A photo gallery marking the transition to the new decade

1 Jan 2020
A huge crowd of people packs Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok for a New Year countdown event. — Chanat Katanyu

A huge crowd of people packs Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok for a New Year countdown event. — Chanat Katanyu

Fireworks light up the sky over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok as the New Year countdown reaches its climax. — Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

Fireworks light up the sky over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok as the New Year countdown reaches its climax. — Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

New Year fireworks provided by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the private sector explode over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. — Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

New Year fireworks provided by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the private sector explode over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. — Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

The first light of Year 2020 on Rattanathibet Road in Nonthaburi province. — Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

The first light of Year 2020 on Rattanathibet Road in Nonthaburi province. — Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

People pray for good luck -- and ward off bad fortune -- by lying in coffins at Wat Bang Na Nai in Bangkok. — Somchai Poomlard

People pray for good luck -- and ward off bad fortune -- by lying in coffins at Wat Bang Na Nai in Bangkok. — Somchai Poomlard

Buddhists chant prayers at Wat Saket, Bangkok as the New Year begins. — Apichit Jinakul

Buddhists chant prayers at Wat Saket, Bangkok as the New Year begins. — Apichit Jinakul

Local people and tourists visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok on New Year's Day. — Pornprom Satrabhaya

Local people and tourists visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok on New Year's Day. — Pornprom Satrabhaya

Tourists celebrate the New Year on Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Tourists celebrate the New Year on Khao San Road in Bangkok.

A man places a gold leaf on a Buddha image in a merit-making ceremony on New Year's Eve at Wat Chana Songkhram in Pak Nam district, Samut Prakan. — Somchai Poomlard

A man places a gold leaf on a Buddha image in a merit-making ceremony on New Year's Eve at Wat Chana Songkhram in Pak Nam district, Samut Prakan. — Somchai Poomlard