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Deadly clashes in Bangkok

<p>Thai police officers react after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Thai police officers react after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai police officers react after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Thai riot police officers assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Thai riot police officers assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai riot police officers assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>A policeman aims his weapon towards anti-government protesters during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

A policeman aims his weapon towards anti-government protesters during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A policeman aims his weapon towards anti-government protesters during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Citizens take cover as shots are fired during clashes between anti-government protesters and the police near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Citizens take cover as shots are fired during clashes between anti-government protesters and the police near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Citizens take cover as shots are fired during clashes between anti-government protesters and the police near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An anti-government protester faces a line of riot police officers ready to enter the protesters' encampment near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

An anti-government protester faces a line of riot police officers ready to enter the protesters' encampment near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An anti-government protester faces a line of riot police officers ready to enter the protesters' encampment near the Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A Thai policeman flees after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

A Thai policeman flees after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A Thai policeman flees after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>An injured Thai policeman is treated on the ground near the scene of an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

An injured Thai policeman is treated on the ground near the scene of an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An injured Thai policeman is treated on the ground near the scene of an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Anti-government protesters and other civilians take cover as shots are fired during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Anti-government protesters and other civilians take cover as shots are fired during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Anti-government protesters and other civilians take cover as shots are fired during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Anti-government protesters take cover as shots are fired during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Anti-government protesters take cover as shots are fired during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Anti-government protesters take cover as shots are fired during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An anti-government protester stands on a damaged police vehicle as he waves a Thai national flag after clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

An anti-government protester stands on a damaged police vehicle as he waves a Thai national flag after clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester stands on a damaged police vehicle as he waves a Thai national flag after clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Anti-government protesters react after a gun fires during clashes with Thai riot police officers near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Anti-government protesters react after a gun fires during clashes with Thai riot police officers near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters react after a gun fires during clashes with Thai riot police officers near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Anti-government protesters react during clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)</p>

Anti-government protesters react during clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Anti-government protesters react during clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

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<p>An anti-government protester takes pictures of shotgun cartridges placed onto a board used to transport wounded people during clashes with police near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

An anti-government protester takes pictures of shotgun cartridges placed onto a board used to transport wounded people during clashes with police near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An anti-government protester takes pictures of shotgun cartridges placed onto a board used to transport wounded people during clashes with police near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An anti-government protester pushes policemen during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

An anti-government protester pushes policemen during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An anti-government protester pushes policemen during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Anti-government protesters lift a police car after clashes with Thai riot police officers near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Anti-government protesters lift a police car after clashes with Thai riot police officers near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters lift a police car after clashes with Thai riot police officers near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>A person looks through the window onto the street where police and anti-government protesters clash near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

A person looks through the window onto the street where police and anti-government protesters clash near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A person looks through the window onto the street where police and anti-government protesters clash near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Policemen take cover as shots are fired during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Policemen take cover as shots are fired during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Policemen take cover as shots are fired during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A Thai police officer aim his weapon towards anti-government protesters during clashes near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

A Thai police officer aim his weapon towards anti-government protesters during clashes near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A Thai police officer aim his weapon towards anti-government protesters during clashes near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Thai riot police officers take a rest during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Thai riot police officers take a rest during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai riot police officers take a rest during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Police hold their weapons ready as they pull back during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Police hold their weapons ready as they pull back during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Police hold their weapons ready as they pull back during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Anti-government protesters drive a forklift to lift a car after clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Anti-government protesters drive a forklift to lift a car after clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters drive a forklift to lift a car after clashes with riot police officers near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Policemen charge against anti-government protesters at one of their barricades near the Government House in Bangkok, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An anti-government protester pushes a line of policemen during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

An anti-government protester pushes a line of policemen during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An anti-government protester pushes a line of policemen during clashes near the Government House in Bangkok, February18, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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