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An elephant playing with tourists, a religious ceremony at the Erawan Shrine and a detained Hong Kong journalists were featured events on Aug 24, 2015.

24 Aug 2015
An elephant sprays water at tourists at the Kwai Noi river in Kanchanaburi province. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

An elephant sprays water at tourists at the Kwai Noi river in Kanchanaburi province. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Members of the Indian Association of Thailand pray at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok's Ratchaprasong district. On Aug 17, an improvised bomb left under a bench at the Hindu shrine went off, killing 20 people, including 14 foreigners, and injuring more than 120 others. The bombing suspect remains at large. - Patipat Janthong

Members of the Indian Association of Thailand pray at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok's Ratchaprasong district. On Aug 17, an improvised bomb left under a bench at the Hindu shrine went off, killing 20 people, including 14 foreigners, and injuring more than 120 others. The bombing suspect remains at large. - Patipat Janthong

Police find a pistol inside a house in Nan province, where a policeman, his nurse wife and their twin sons were found dead, each with a bullet wound to the head. Investigators believed the man killed his wife and their sons on Friday morning and then took his own life. - Rarinthorn Petcharoen

Police find a pistol inside a house in Nan province, where a policeman, his nurse wife and their twin sons were found dead, each with a bullet wound to the head. Investigators believed the man killed his wife and their sons on Friday morning and then took his own life. - Rarinthorn Petcharoen

British labour rights activist Andy Hall, 34, arrives at the Southern Criminal Court in Bangkok. The court indicted Mr Hall in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labour abuses in Thailand's food industry, a key supplier to Western supermarkets. - AFP

British labour rights activist Andy Hall, 34, arrives at the Southern Criminal Court in Bangkok. The court indicted Mr Hall in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labour abuses in Thailand's food industry, a key supplier to Western supermarkets. - AFP

In his image provided by Initium Media Technology, Hong Kong journalist Hok Chun Anthony Kwan sits in a cell, after he was detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport for carrying body armour and a helmet onto a flight bound for Hong Kong. Kwan, who was in Bangkok covering the aftermath of last week's bombing, is being charged with possessing an illegal weapon, which carries a prison sentence of up to five years. - AP

In his image provided by Initium Media Technology, Hong Kong journalist Hok Chun Anthony Kwan sits in a cell, after he was detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport for carrying body armour and a helmet onto a flight bound for Hong Kong. Kwan, who was in Bangkok covering the aftermath of last week's bombing, is being charged with possessing an illegal weapon, which carries a prison sentence of up to five years. - AP

Commuters, including tourists, disembark from a ferry along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. - AFP

Commuters, including tourists, disembark from a ferry along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. - AFP

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at at a brokerage house in Beijing. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector. - AP

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at at a brokerage house in Beijing. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector. - AP

Angelica Bengtsson of Sweden competes in the women's Pole Vault qualification during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing. - EPA

Angelica Bengtsson of Sweden competes in the women's Pole Vault qualification during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing. - EPA

Smoke rises after a fire broke out at a Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipe Co. factory in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. The fire broke out late Monday morning at the Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipe factory in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK reported. - Reuters

Smoke rises after a fire broke out at a Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipe Co. factory in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. The fire broke out late Monday morning at the Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipe factory in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK reported. - Reuters