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Thai army chief urges rivals to talk after declaring martial law

(L-R) Thai Deputy Supreme Commander General Worapong Sanganetra, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Navy Admiral Narong Pipattanasai, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Air Force Air Chief Marshal Prachin Chantong, and Police Chief Police General Adul Saengsingkaew attend a news conference at The Army Club after the army declared martial law nationwide to restore order, in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

(L-R) Thai Deputy Supreme Commander General Worapong Sanganetra, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Navy Admiral Narong Pipattanasai, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Air Force Air Chief...more

(L-R) Thai Deputy Supreme Commander General Worapong Sanganetra, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Navy Admiral Narong Pipattanasai, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Air Force Air Chief Marshal Prachin Chantong, and Police Chief Police General Adul Saengsingkaew attend a news conference at The Army Club after the army declared martial law nationwide to restore order, in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during a news conference at The Army Club after the army declared martial law nationwide to restore order, in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during a news conference at The Army Club after the army declared martial law nationwide to restore order, in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during a news conference at The Army Club after the army declared martial law nationwide to restore order, in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their position in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their position in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their position in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai soldiers stand in front of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai soldiers stand in front of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai soldiers stand in front of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their position in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their position in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their position in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A soldier mans a military vehicle after Thai army took positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A soldier mans a military vehicle after Thai army took positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A soldier mans a military vehicle after Thai army took positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers take their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A Thai soldier mans a machine gun in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

A Thai soldier mans a machine gun in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

A Thai soldier mans a machine gun in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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A man takes pictures of a soldier sitting in a military vehicle, with a machine gun mounted on it, after the Thai army took their positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man takes pictures of a soldier sitting in a military vehicle, with a machine gun mounted on it, after the Thai army took their positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A man takes pictures of a soldier sitting in a military vehicle, with a machine gun mounted on it, after the Thai army took their positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A soldier sits beside a machine gun mounted on a military vehicle after the Thai army took their positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A soldier sits beside a machine gun mounted on a military vehicle after the Thai army took their positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A soldier sits beside a machine gun mounted on a military vehicle after the Thai army took their positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai soldiers take up a position on a main road in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai soldiers take up a position on a main road in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai soldiers take up a position on a main road in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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Thai soldiers take up a position on a main road in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai soldiers take up a position on a main road in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai soldiers take up a position on a main road in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers use sand bags to fortify their positions in the middle of a main intersection in Bangkok's shopping district May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai soldiers stand under a picture of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they take their positions outside the headquarters of Royal Thai Police in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers stand under a picture of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they take their positions outside the headquarters of Royal Thai Police in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Thai soldiers stand under a picture of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they take their positions outside the headquarters of Royal Thai Police in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Thai soldiers take up a position on a bridge in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai soldiers take up a position on a bridge in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai soldiers take up a position on a bridge in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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A Thai soldier stands in front of the Army Club in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A Thai soldier stands in front of the Army Club in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A Thai soldier stands in front of the Army Club in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A Thai soldier walks in front of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A Thai soldier walks in front of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A Thai soldier walks in front of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Thai soldiers occupy the foyer of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai soldiers occupy the foyer of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai soldiers occupy the foyer of the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Thai soldiers stand in front of the Army Club in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai soldiers stand in front of the Army Club in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thai soldiers stand in front of the Army Club in Bangkok May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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