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Thai army gets down to work on economy, stifles dissent

A protester against military rule points her finger near the face of a riot police officer during a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A protester against military rule points her finger near the face of a riot police officer during a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A protester against military rule points her finger near the face of a riot police officer during a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha (C) is accompanied by his officers as he addresses reporters at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha (C) is accompanied by his officers as he addresses reporters at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha (C) is accompanied by his officers as he addresses reporters at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha looks at reporters after addressing them at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha looks at reporters after addressing them at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha looks at reporters after addressing them at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A teardrop rolls down the face of a soldier, whose unit was deployed to control protesters against military rule, at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A teardrop rolls down the face of a soldier, whose unit was deployed to control protesters against military rule, at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A teardrop rolls down the face of a soldier, whose unit was deployed to control protesters against military rule, at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A soldier stands guard at an elevated walkway of a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A soldier stands guard at an elevated walkway of a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A soldier stands guard at an elevated walkway of a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Soldiers detain a protester against military rule during a rally at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Soldiers detain a protester against military rule during a rally at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Soldiers detain a protester against military rule during a rally at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Soldiers take their positions as they face protesters against military rule in Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Soldiers take their positions as they face protesters against military rule in Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Soldiers take their positions as they face protesters against military rule in Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Demonstrators against military rule take up to the streets towards the Victory Monument in Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Demonstrators against military rule take up to the streets towards the Victory Monument in Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Demonstrators against military rule take up to the streets towards the Victory Monument in Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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