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An anti-government protester blows a whistle from behind a barricade near the Interior Ministry building that is being surrounded by fellow protesters, in Bangkok February 5, 2014. Thailand's central bank warned on Wednesday of ''substantially increased'' risk to economic growth after the weekend's disrupted general election did nothing to restore stability in the politically polarised country. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj