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Tue May 20, 2014 8:05am EDT

1 of 24. Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district in Thailand, May 20, 2014. Thailand's army declared martial law to restore order after six months of anti-government protests which have left the country without a proper functioning government, but the move did not constitute a coup, military officials said.

Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj

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