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Songkran water festival

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year...more

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A child uses a water gun as he participates in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A child uses a water gun as he participates in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A child uses a water gun as he participates in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Elephants spray villagers with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Elephants spray villagers with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Elephants spray villagers with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Revellers participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revellers participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revellers participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Revelers react as they are splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers react as they are splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers react as they are splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, April 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A reveler reacts as she participates in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A reveler reacts as she participates in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A reveler reacts as she participates in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Revelers hold water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers hold water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers hold water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A reveler reacts while being splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A reveler reacts while being splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A reveler reacts while being splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A police officer gets sprayed by water guns during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A police officer gets sprayed by water guns during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A police officer gets sprayed by water guns during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Children use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, April 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Children use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Children use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Revelers splash water onto passing motorists during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers splash water onto passing motorists during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers splash water onto passing motorists during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A reveler reacts as he gets sprayed by water guns during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A reveler reacts as he gets sprayed by water guns during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A reveler reacts as he gets sprayed by water guns during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district, known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais, in Hong Kong April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Revelers take part in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Kowloon City district is known as Little Thailand as there is large number of restaurants and shops run by Thais April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Elephants spray tourists with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Elephants spray tourists with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Elephants spray tourists with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 10, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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Revelers react as they are splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers react as they are splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Revelers react as they are splashed with foam and water during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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