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Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An anti-government protester walks, past a poster showing leaders of the anti-government protest including protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, as Thaugsuban speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester walks, past a poster showing leaders of the anti-government protest including protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, as Thaugsuban speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester walks, past a poster showing leaders of the anti-government protest including protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, as Thaugsuban speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An anti-government protester takes a photo of protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as he speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester takes a photo of protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as he speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester takes a photo of protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban as he speaks to his supporters in central Bangkok February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Anti-government protesters gather near a barbed-wire fence at a government office where Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra had been holding a meeting in Bangkok February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters gather near a barbed-wire fence at a government office where Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra had been holding a meeting in Bangkok February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters gather near a barbed-wire fence at a government office where Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra had been holding a meeting in Bangkok February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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