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Thai protesters test military's resolve

Protesters against military rule push against the shields of soldiers deployed to control them at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Protesters against military rule push against the shields of soldiers deployed to control them at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Protesters against military rule push against the shields of soldiers deployed to control them at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A woman screams as she joins other protesters against military rule as they confront soldiers and police at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman screams as she joins other protesters against military rule as they confront soldiers and police at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A woman screams as she joins other protesters against military rule as they confront soldiers and police at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Commuters take pictures of soldiers blocking the access to a pedestrian bridge over the area where protesters against military rule gather at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Commuters take pictures of soldiers blocking the access to a pedestrian bridge over the area where protesters against military rule gather at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Commuters take pictures of soldiers blocking the access to a pedestrian bridge over the area where protesters against military rule gather at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A protester against military rule shouts at soldiers deployed to control the crowd at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A protester against military rule shouts at soldiers deployed to control the crowd at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A protester against military rule shouts at soldiers deployed to control the crowd at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A sign, placed by protesters against military rule, is seen on top of a tailboard of a military vehicle at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A sign, placed by protesters against military rule, is seen on top of a tailboard of a military vehicle at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A sign, placed by protesters against military rule, is seen on top of a tailboard of a military vehicle at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A man gestures, as he tries to mediate as soldiers and protesters against military rule (not pictured) confronted each other, at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man gestures, as he tries to mediate as soldiers and protesters against military rule (not pictured) confronted each other, at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man gestures, as he tries to mediate as soldiers and protesters against military rule (not pictured) confronted each other, at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A protester against military rule reacts as he is carried by soldiers at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A protester against military rule reacts as he is carried by soldiers at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A protester against military rule reacts as he is carried by soldiers at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A protester against military rule gestures as he is shoved by soldiers into a police ambulance, at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A protester against military rule gestures as he is shoved by soldiers into a police ambulance, at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A protester against military rule gestures as he is shoved by soldiers into a police ambulance, at a shopping district in central Bangkok May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Soldiers block the access to a pedestrian bridge over the area where protesters against military rule gather at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Soldiers block the access to a pedestrian bridge over the area where protesters against military rule gather at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Soldiers block the access to a pedestrian bridge over the area where protesters against military rule gather at Bangkok's shopping district May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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