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A giant statue of the Thai spiritual Nagkwank is dressed with a face mask at the Siam museum in Bangkok, Thailand. Nagkwank is a benevolent spirit who is deemed to bring luck and prosperity. Thai authorities allowed museum and other businesses to reopen, selectively easing restrictions against the coronavirus.

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A Thai classical dancer wearing face shield to help curb the spread of the coronavirus performs at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government continues to ease restrictions related to running business in capital Bangkok that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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People eat in a food court divided by plastic sheets in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai government continue to ease restrictions related to running business in capital Bangkok that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Gold jewelers work behind plastic sheets to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai government continues to ease restrictions on small businesses nationwide that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Locals affected by the anti-coronavirus government measures receive free meals in a park in central Bangkok, Thailand. Some Buddhist monasteries and sympathizers provide meals for people in need, whose livelihoods have been affected due to the emergency regulations enforced in Thailand to control the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian country.

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Thai shopkeepers talk to customers as they sell gold necklace to the gold shop in Bangkok, Thailand. With gold prices rising to a seven-year high, many Thais have been flocking to gold shops to trade in their necklaces, bracelets, rings and gold bars for cash, eager to earn profits during an economic downturn.

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A volunteer asks a man to return to his home during lockdown in Bangalore.

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People wearing a face mask to help protect him from contracting the coronavirus donate blood at the Thai Red Cross in Bangkok, Thailand. Blood donations in Thailand have fallen by half since the virus outbreak.

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The Johor–Singapore Causeway lies empty in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The link between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia is empty of its usual traffic as Malaysia starts its nationwide lockdown. Malaysian government issued a lockdown order to the public starting from March 18, 2020, until March 31, 2020, to block the spread of COVID-19.

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Volunteers clean as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Wat Traimit temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's government has enacted stronger measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, including postponing the country's biggest holiday, shutting down schools, movie theaters and closing bars.

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A bar-woman poses for a photo while waiting for customers in a bar in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's government has enacted a raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, including closure of bars, karaoke parlors, movie theaters, gymnasiums, boxing stadiums and other sports venues, as ordered by provincial governors. Such venues in Bangkok will be closed for two weeks beginning Wednesday.

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Health officials check students' temperatures as middle school students arrive to take an entrance examination for high school in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand reported its first death form COVID -19 illness on Sunday.

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Middle school students wear protective masks as they take an entrance examination for high school in Bangkok, Thailand.

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In this photo provided by Thai Government Spokesmen's office, a health worker watches thermal images monitoring arriving passengers at Suvarnabhumi International airport to help detect passengers who may be infected with new coronavirus virus in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Hospital directors and provincial public health officials gather to participate in a medical preparedness meeting to face the threat of new coronavirus outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand. The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed "great concern" that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China.

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A journalist with a face mark reports a gathering of hospital directors and provincial public health officials in a medical preparedness meeting to face the threat of new coronavirus virus outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand. Foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region began returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed "great concern" that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China.

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In this photo provided by Thai Government Spokesmen's office, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, centre, removes his face mask to speak to journalists during a visit to Suvarnabhumi International airport to inspect measures in place to monitor passengers as they arrive potentially carrying the new coronavirus virus, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Students hold special filters to watch a solar eclipse from the Santiratwitthayalai School in Bangkok, Thailand.

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The moon begins to travel a path across the sun during a partial eclipse visible from Bangkok, Thailand.

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Students take a picture of a reflection of a partial solar eclipse at a school in Bangkok, Thailand.

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A nurse adjusts the outfits of newborn babies dressed in Santa costumes on Christmas eve at the Synphaet hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.

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An elephant dressed in a Santa Claus costume offers gifts to children at the Jirasartwitthaya school during Christmas celebrations in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Queen Suthida, center, marches as King Maha Vajiralongkorn is transported on the royal palanquin by royal bearers during the Royal Procession marking the end of the coronation ceremony for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is transported on the royal palanquin during the Royal Procession outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Well-wishers hold the portraits of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's King attended the Royal Barge Procession, considered the final phase in his coronation as King Rama X. The ceremonial water-borne procession reserved for the river journeys of kings in royal ceremonies will be the first in the present reign.

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Students practice flipping boards with photos to reveal a full-mosaic portrait of Pope Francis before a Holy Mass at National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends a defence meet 'Tri-Service Asian Defense & Security Exhibition Conference and Networking Event' in Bangkok.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his Australian counterpart Linda Reynolds on the sidelines of ADMM-Plus, in Bangkok

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of ADMM-Plus, in Bangkok

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with US Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper on the sidelines of ADMM-Plus in Bangkok

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on the sidelines of ADMM-Plus in Bangkok

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photo with other world leaders at the 3rd RCEP Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with his Australian counterpart Scott John Morrison on the sidelines of ASEAN 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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From left, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha talk before a group photo at The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (4th R) in a group photograph with other world leaders, at the 14th East Asia Summit, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of 16th India-ASEAN Summit, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the 16th ASEAN-India Summit, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha during the Gala Dinner, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photo with other leaders during the Gala Dinner, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 'Sawasdee PM Modi’ event in Bangkok

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Indian community, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Indian community, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted on his arrival in Bangkok.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted on his arrival in Bangkok.

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A pedestrian wears a face mask to filter dirty air, an action suggested by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, in Bangkok, Thailand. Many provinces of Thailand, including Bangkok, are shrouded with toxic smog causing concerns among people of much worst situation in the upcoming dry season when agriculture burning season really begins.

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In this photo released by The Royal Household Bureau, Thai Queen Mother Sirikit, center, is visited by her son King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Chulabhorn, left, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, right, and Queen Suthida during a merit making ceremony on the queen mother's 87th birthday at the Chitralada Palace Bangkok, Thailand.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during the 9th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting, in Bangkok.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, crosses his arms for the traditional "ASEAN handshake" with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right front, and other fellow diplomats during the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thai investigators cordon-off an area in which an explosion injured people in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thai investigators examine a site of an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha ordered an investigation into several small bombings in Bangkok that took place as Thailand was hosting a high-level meeting attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his counterparts from China and several Asia-Pacific countries.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech at Siam Society in Bangkok, Thailand on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meetings.

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India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar walks after a group photo session at the East Asia Summit meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. India again rejected US President Donald Trump's offer to mediate its dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shakes hands with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at ASEAN Thailand 2019, in Bangkok.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar greets his UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab during a meeting at ASEAN Thailand 2019, in Bangkok.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar greets Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, during a meeting at ASEAN Thailand 2019, in Bangkok.

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India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before the East Asia Summit meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai at the Bangkok Convention Centre.

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India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, left, and Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai walk on stage as they attend the India-ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Vietnam's Foreign Minister Ph?m Bình Minh, left, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, center, and Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai pose together at the start of the India-ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

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From left, Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, Malaysia Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar Minister of State for Foreign Affaires Kyaw Tin, Philippines Foreign Affaires Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Thailand Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Brunei Second Minister of Foreign affaires and Trade Erywan Yusof, Cambodia Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, Indonesia Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi prepare to join hands during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thai activists and Greenpeace activists stand in front of plastic and electronic waste at Foreign Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thai activists and Greenpeace activists stand in front of plastic and electronic waste at Foreign Ministry Bangkok, Thailand. The activists call for Association of Southeast Asian Nation or ASEAN ban on the transboundary trade in hazardous electronic and plastic wastes. The 34th ASEAN summit will be held from June 22 to 23 in Thailand.

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In this image made from video, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida attend the second of a three-day coronation ceremony for Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn that includes bestowing of the royal title and granting of ranks to members of royalty at Grand Palace in Bangkok. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday amid the splendor of the country's Grand Palace, taking the central role in an elaborate centuries-old royal ceremony that was last held almost seven decades ago.

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In this image made from the video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, attends the royal purification ceremony at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne.

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Royal Guards fire cannons in honour of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand. Saturday began three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies for the formal coronation of Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October 2016 after seven decades on the throne.

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In this photo released by Bureau of the Thailand Royal Household, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, left, and Queen Suthida sit at Bangkok City Pollar Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. On Wednesday, May 1, the King suddenly announced his fourth marriage, to a former flight attendant who is a commander of his security detail, and appointed her Queen Suthida. The coronation ceremonies for 66-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X, will be held on May 4-6, 2019.

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In this photo released by Bureau of the Royal Household, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, right, presents a gift to Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will have his official coronation on Saturday, has appointed his consort as the country's queen. An announcement in the Royal Gazette said Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya is legally married to the 66-year-old king, and is now Queen Suthida.

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India's Kavinder Singh Bisht is declared winner in the 56kg semi-final bout with Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu of Mongolia at the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok.

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India's Sonia Chahal is declared winner against Korea’s Jo Son Hwa, at the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok

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Amit Panghal after winning his pre-quarterfinal bout against Taipei’s Tu Po-Wei at Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok

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A Thai Royal Palace official carries a container with sacred water, collected from all the country's provinces and the Grand Palace, to Suthat Temple for consecration in Bangkok, Thailand. The water will later be used for a purification bathing rite on the first day of the upcoming coronation ceremonies for Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand during the nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup.

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Tourists wear facemasks in thick smog as they walk through a trendy tourist area in Bangkok, Thailand. Unhealthy pollution levels have closed schools and residents are wearing air-filtering masks while they're outdoors. Thailand's prime minister warned that long-term solutions are costly and carry inconveniences people might not be willing to accept.

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A drone is flown over the Suthat Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok's municipal government displayed six drones that will be used to spray water over the city to help ease high levels of pollution. More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital were shut for the rest of the week due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air pollution.

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Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich talks to journalists as she is escorted from the Immigration Detention Center towards a vehicle to take her to an airport for deportation in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai officials say they are deporting Vashukevich who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president.

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A Royal Thai Air Force BT-67 plane sprays 800 gallons (3,000 liters) of water hoping to control heavy smog Bangkok, Thailand. Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia.

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Bangkok road crews spray water in hopes to control heavy smog in Bangkok, Thailand. Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia.

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Demonstrators rally to demand the general election not be postponed in Bangkok. Demonstrators are reacting to the possibility that the scheduled Feb. 24, 2019, general elections may be postponed. Poster reads "No postponement of election."

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Monks drape a cloth over worshippers lying coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand. Worshippers believe that the coffin ceremony – symbolizing death and rebirth – helps them rid themselves of bad luck and are born again for a fresh start in the new year.

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If we Indians think that, other than Venezuela and Colombia, our girls are top cats at Miss Universe, we’re wrong. The Philippines has four crowns now, the latest being Catriona Gray, here being cro­wned by 2017 queen Demi-Leigh Nel Peters (you admiring her still?). Miss Spain Angela Ponce, the first transgender contestant, failed to break into the top 20.

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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, second from left, is interviewed by the host during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green on stage during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Finalists on swimsuit stand on stage during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez, right, reacts during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, left, and Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green holds hands as they wait for the winner to be announced during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray walks on the stage during the final of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Catriona Gray of the Philippines waves to the audience after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Catriona Gray of the Philippines, left, reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Contestants congratulate new Miss Universe Catriona Gray, center, from Philippines during the final round of 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Spain Angela Ponce participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Russia Yulia Polyachikhina participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Switzerland Jastina Doreen Riederer participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Iceland Katrin Lea Elenudottir participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss India Nehal Chudasama participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Brazil Mayra Dias participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Russia Yulia Polyachikhina participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Miss Netherlands Rahima Dirkse participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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