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Photo highlights in May, 2016 ( 30 photo)

A selection of 30 photos by the Bangkok Post staff from the month of May 2016.

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A tiger leaps out of the water to catch food at the Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo on May 6. Tigers and other predatory cats are fed in water to help nurture their hunting skills as well as to keep them cool in the summer heat. - Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

A tiger leaps out of the water to catch food at the Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo on May 6. Tigers and other predatory cats are fed in water to help nurture their hunting skills as well as to keep them cool in the summer heat. - Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

Leicester City players, coaching staff and owners of the club parade through Bangkok with the English Premier League trophy, greeting thousands of fans along the way, on May 19. - Patipat Janthong

Leicester City players, coaching staff and owners of the club parade through Bangkok with the English Premier League trophy, greeting thousands of fans along the way, on May 19. - Patipat Janthong

The annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony is held at Sanam Luang, Bangkok, on May 9. A prosperous economy, plentiful water and abundant food were forecast for this year, based on choices of food offerings eaten by the two sacred oxen, Phoem and Phoon, during the ceremony. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

The annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony is held at Sanam Luang, Bangkok, on May 9. A prosperous economy, plentiful water and abundant food were forecast for this year, based on choices of food offerings eaten by the two sacred oxen, Phoem and Phoon, during the ceremony. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

People travel by a commuter boat on Saen Saeb canal, Bangkok, on May 7. The government has plans to clean up the heavily polluted waterway within two years. - Patipat Janthong

People travel by a commuter boat on Saen Saeb canal, Bangkok, on May 7. The government has plans to clean up the heavily polluted waterway within two years. - Patipat Janthong

Nualnoi Timkul, affectionately known as Khru Noi, and some of her children cannot hold back the tears as they say a final farewell to her home for the poor on May 15. Khru Noi announced she had shut down her financially troubled children's charity home, ending 35 years of helping the poor. - Thanarak Khunton

Nualnoi Timkul, affectionately known as Khru Noi, and some of her children cannot hold back the tears as they say a final farewell to her home for the poor on May 15. Khru Noi announced she had shut down her financially troubled children's charity home, ending 35 years of helping the poor. - Thanarak Khunton

Members of Watchdog Thailand gather outside Government House on May 17, demanding stiffer penalties for animal cruelty. - Thanarak Khunton

Members of Watchdog Thailand gather outside Government House on May 17, demanding stiffer penalties for animal cruelty. - Thanarak Khunton

Thailand's biggest gold mine, the Chatree deposit in Phichit province, is opened to reporters by the operator Akara Resources Plc, 48%-owned by Australia-based Kingsgate Consolidated Limited, on May 25. - Pornprom Satrabhaya

Thailand's biggest gold mine, the Chatree deposit in Phichit province, is opened to reporters by the operator Akara Resources Plc, 48%-owned by Australia-based Kingsgate Consolidated Limited, on May 25. - Pornprom Satrabhaya

Thongkham Sichan on May 16 holds a portrait of her son Somkiat Sichan, a disabled bread deliveryman stabbed to death by a group of youths, some sons of local police officers, egged on by a teen girl. - Pattanapong Hirunard

Thongkham Sichan on May 16 holds a portrait of her son Somkiat Sichan, a disabled bread deliveryman stabbed to death by a group of youths, some sons of local police officers, egged on by a teen girl. - Pattanapong Hirunard

A man walks past a construction site inside the Government House compound on May 4. An elaborate  reception building is being built behind the Thai Khu Fah building, Government house, on the orders of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

A man walks past a construction site inside the Government House compound on May 4. An elaborate reception building is being built behind the Thai Khu Fah building, Government house, on the orders of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Resistance Citizen group co-leader Sirawith 'Ja New' Seritiwat, left, talks with his mother, Patnaree Charnkij, who is facing lese majeste and computer crime charges, on May 7. - Patipat Janthong

Resistance Citizen group co-leader Sirawith 'Ja New' Seritiwat, left, talks with his mother, Patnaree Charnkij, who is facing lese majeste and computer crime charges, on May 7. - Patipat Janthong

Construction workers renovate the Siam Discovery shopping complex in Bangkok on May 17. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Construction workers renovate the Siam Discovery shopping complex in Bangkok on May 17. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

A boy tries a belt for size at a school uniform store in Bangkok's Bang Lamphu area on May 6, as many schools prepared to reopen for the new academic year. - Chanat Katanyu

A boy tries a belt for size at a school uniform store in Bangkok's Bang Lamphu area on May 6, as many schools prepared to reopen for the new academic year. - Chanat Katanyu

A female relative of Wanchai Danaitamonut, who fled after killing two fellow university lecturers, begs on her knees for him to surrender during negotiations on May 19. The doctorate lecturer shot himself in the head after a five-hour standoff with police and died. - Thiti Wannamontha

A female relative of Wanchai Danaitamonut, who fled after killing two fellow university lecturers, begs on her knees for him to surrender during negotiations on May 19. The doctorate lecturer shot himself in the head after a five-hour standoff with police and died. - Thiti Wannamontha

Anti-coup activists rally on the second anniversary of the May 22, 2014 coup at the Democracy Monument. The group had a brief confrontation with opponents before police stepped in. - Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

Anti-coup activists rally on the second anniversary of the May 22, 2014 coup at the Democracy Monument. The group had a brief confrontation with opponents before police stepped in. - Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

About 2,000 cycling enthusiasts participated in the 'Bike for King' event in Bangkok on May 15 to mark the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King's  accession to the throne . - Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn

About 2,000 cycling enthusiasts participated in the 'Bike for King' event in Bangkok on May 15 to mark the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne . - Krit Phromsakla Na Sakolnakorn

Workers assemble an old Boeing 747 in Nakhon Ratchasima on May 7. A businessman plans to turn a cassava farm into a new tourist attraction in this northeastern province. Under the 'Boeing Land' project, there will be restaurants and coffee shops inside and around the old plane to draw visitors. - Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

Workers assemble an old Boeing 747 in Nakhon Ratchasima on May 7. A businessman plans to turn a cassava farm into a new tourist attraction in this northeastern province. Under the 'Boeing Land' project, there will be restaurants and coffee shops inside and around the old plane to draw visitors. - Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

A worker sweeps the steps along the Chao Phraya River near Rama IV Bridge in Bangkok on May 24, as the water level continues to fall. - Pawat Laopaisarntaksin

A worker sweeps the steps along the Chao Phraya River near Rama IV Bridge in Bangkok on May 24, as the water level continues to fall. - Pawat Laopaisarntaksin

Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin reacts with delight after being crowned at the Miss Tiffany's Universe 2016 pageant, at Tiffany's Show Pattaya in Chon Buri, on May 14. - Apichit Jinakul

Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin reacts with delight after being crowned at the Miss Tiffany's Universe 2016 pageant, at Tiffany's Show Pattaya in Chon Buri, on May 14. - Apichit Jinakul

Officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation use chicken bones to lure tigers into cages as they relocate the big cats from Wat Pa Luang Ta Maha Bua, known as the Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi's Sai Yok district, on May 30. - Chanat Katanyu

Officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation use chicken bones to lure tigers into cages as they relocate the big cats from Wat Pa Luang Ta Maha Bua, known as the Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi's Sai Yok district, on May 30. - Chanat Katanyu

A group of activists hold a candle light vigil in remembrance of the violent clashes between soldiers and red-shirt protesters at the Ratchaprasong intersection on May 19, 2010. - Jiraporn Kuhakan

A group of activists hold a candle light vigil in remembrance of the violent clashes between soldiers and red-shirt protesters at the Ratchaprasong intersection on May 19, 2010. - Jiraporn Kuhakan

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wipes sweat off his brow before attending a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House on May 4. Temperatures in Bangkok soared to 40 degrees Celsius during the month. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wipes sweat off his brow before attending a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House on May 4. Temperatures in Bangkok soared to 40 degrees Celsius during the month. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

The Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine USS San Francisco (not visible) leads the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem, followed by HTMS Naresuan and HTMS Taksin during Exercise Guardian Sea 2016 in the Andaman Sea on May 27. The four-day joint training exercise was aimed at boosting cooperation in anti-submarine warfare. - Pattanapong Hirunard

The Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine USS San Francisco (not visible) leads the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem, followed by HTMS Naresuan and HTMS Taksin during Exercise Guardian Sea 2016 in the Andaman Sea on May 27. The four-day joint training exercise was aimed at boosting cooperation in anti-submarine warfare. - Pattanapong Hirunard

A member of the Thailand Association of Reptile Keepers (THARK) carries a black and white tegu, primarily found in South America, at the PET Expo Thailand 2016, on May 27. - Jiraporn Kuhakan

A member of the Thailand Association of Reptile Keepers (THARK) carries a black and white tegu, primarily found in South America, at the PET Expo Thailand 2016, on May 27. - Jiraporn Kuhakan

Thanaporn Sangsammon sits by her collapsed home as workers help move her belongings on May 4. Her house in Lam Luk Ka district of Pathum Thani slid into nearby Khlong See after the canal began drying up and the bank subsided. - Apichit Jinakul

Thanaporn Sangsammon sits by her collapsed home as workers help move her belongings on May 4. Her house in Lam Luk Ka district of Pathum Thani slid into nearby Khlong See after the canal began drying up and the bank subsided. - Apichit Jinakul

About 500 Buddhist monks and lay followers on May 26 wait to greet Phra Dhammajayo, abbot of Wat Dhammakaya, outside Khlong Luang police station in Pathum Thani. The abbot's lawyer later informed police Phra Dhammajayo fainted while being carried into a van and could not travel to nearby Chaeng Wattana in adjoining Bangkok to acknowledge charges of money laundering and receiving 1.2 billion baht in stolen funds brought against him by the Department of Special Investigation. - Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

About 500 Buddhist monks and lay followers on May 26 wait to greet Phra Dhammajayo, abbot of Wat Dhammakaya, outside Khlong Luang police station in Pathum Thani. The abbot's lawyer later informed police Phra Dhammajayo fainted while being carried into a van and could not travel to nearby Chaeng Wattana in adjoining Bangkok to acknowledge charges of money laundering and receiving 1.2 billion baht in stolen funds brought against him by the Department of Special Investigation. - Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

A car is damaged by a fallen tree in storm-hit Trat province. - Jakkrit Waewklaihong

A car is damaged by a fallen tree in storm-hit Trat province. - Jakkrit Waewklaihong

A trailer-truck on May 30 hit a train at a railway crossing in Khamphaeng Saen district, Nakhon Pathom, injuring three people. - Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

A trailer-truck on May 30 hit a train at a railway crossing in Khamphaeng Saen district, Nakhon Pathom, injuring three people. - Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

Farmers in Nonthaburi's Pak Kret district plough a field for their new rice crop on May 24 after rain brought relief from the long drought. The Meteorological Department declared the rainy season started on May 18. The rains are expected to continue until mid-October. - Tawatchai Kemgumnerd

Farmers in Nonthaburi's Pak Kret district plough a field for their new rice crop on May 24 after rain brought relief from the long drought. The Meteorological Department declared the rainy season started on May 18. The rains are expected to continue until mid-October. - Tawatchai Kemgumnerd

A farmer arranges salt into piles in Samut Songkhram on May 12. Stricter fishing rules have reduced the supply of fish to make fish sauce, which has also lowered the demand for salt. Drought has also led to a surplus of salt, causing prices to fall. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

A farmer arranges salt into piles in Samut Songkhram on May 12. Stricter fishing rules have reduced the supply of fish to make fish sauce, which has also lowered the demand for salt. Drought has also led to a surplus of salt, causing prices to fall. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Prime Minister's Office Minister Panadda Diskul inspects safety measures at water parks in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on May 2. - Chanat Katanyu

Prime Minister's Office Minister Panadda Diskul inspects safety measures at water parks in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on May 2. - Chanat Katanyu