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No resistance as crowds occupy Thai capital in festive protest

An anti-government protester looks on from above as others march with a giant Thai national flag at the shopping district in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester looks on from above as others march with a giant Thai national flag at the shopping district in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester looks on from above as others march with a giant Thai national flag at the shopping district in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters during a blockage of a major intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters during a blockage of a major intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters during a blockage of a major intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Anti-government protesters sit in front of a closed bank branch as they occupy a major intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters sit in front of a closed bank branch as they occupy a major intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters sit in front of a closed bank branch as they occupy a major intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Anti-government protesters man a barricade to prevent traffic from entering an intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker

Anti-government protesters man a barricade to prevent traffic from entering an intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker

Anti-government protesters man a barricade to prevent traffic from entering an intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker
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Anti-government protesters monitor traffic on a street they closed to the general public in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker

Anti-government protesters monitor traffic on a street they closed to the general public in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker

Anti-government protesters monitor traffic on a street they closed to the general public in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Barker
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Anti-government protesters gather at a barricade as they block a major intersection near a government complex in Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters gather at a barricade as they block a major intersection near a government complex in Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters gather at a barricade as they block a major intersection near a government complex in Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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An anti-government protester wears a mask as he guards the entrance to a bridge in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester wears a mask as he guards the entrance to a bridge in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An anti-government protester wears a mask as he guards the entrance to a bridge in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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A Thai man attends an anti-government protest in Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Thai man attends an anti-government protest in Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A Thai man attends an anti-government protest in Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag at Victory Monument in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag at Victory Monument in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag at Victory Monument in central of Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People hold placards as they take part in an anti-violence campaign in central Bangkok, January 12, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nir Elias

People hold placards as they take part in an anti-violence campaign in central Bangkok, January 12, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nir Elias

People hold placards as they take part in an anti-violence campaign in central Bangkok, January 12, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An anti-government protester joins others blocking the road at one of major intersections in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester joins others blocking the road at one of major intersections in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

An anti-government protester joins others blocking the road at one of major intersections in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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An elevated train passes over an intersection that is being blocked by anti-government protesters in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An elevated train passes over an intersection that is being blocked by anti-government protesters in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An elevated train passes over an intersection that is being blocked by anti-government protesters in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Anti-government protesters occupy an intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Anti-government protesters occupy an intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Anti-government protesters occupy an intersection in central Bangkok January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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