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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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A lab technician extracts a portion of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate during testing at the Chula Vaccine Research Center, run by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Researchers in Thailand claim to have promising results with the vaccination on mice, and have begun testing on monkeys.

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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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Customers eat street food behind plastic sheets to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand. Small restaurants are one of the few businesses that have been allowed to open during an easing of restrictions in Thailand's capital Bangkok imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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Sanitation workers in protective masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus use a water source to wash a street and a sidewalk in Bangkok, Thailand. A month-long state of emergency remains enforced in Thailand to allow its government to impose stricter measures to control the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian country.

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Locals affected by the anti-coronavirus government measures wait in line to receive a free meal outside the office of volunteer group Klongtoey Dee Jung in Klong Toey slum, Bangkok, Thailand. Klongtoey Dee Jung conducts welfare projects in improvised Klong Toey slum area with hundreds of informal workers that are affected by closure of business in Thailand.

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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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Men in protective face masks pull carts through a narrow alley in a fresh market in Bangkok, Thailand. A month-long state of emergency has been enforced in Thailand to allow its government to impose stricter measures to control the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian country. Thai government has asked people to refrain from going out to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 but yet to enforce a complete lockdown.

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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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In this photo released by Paolo Hospital Samutprakarn, a nurse adjusts tiny face shield for a newborn baby to protect from new coronavirus at the newborn nursery of the hospital in Samutprakarn province, central Thailand.

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Spread apart, visitors wait in line to receive a free meal at the Wat Arun Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The Wat Arun temple is providing two free meals a day for people in need whose livelihood has been affected due to the emergency regulations enforced in Thailand to control the coronavirus.

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Thai Buddhist monks wear face shield to protect themselves from new coronavirus as they walk to collect alms from devotees in Bangkok, Thailand. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Devotees offer food to Thai Buddhist monks as they wear face shield to protect themselves from new coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Commuters wear face masks to protect themselves from a new coronavirus at a skytrain station in Bangkok, Thailand. Department of Rail Transport issued regulation requiring commuters to wear facemarks while inside station and riding on train. Thailand's government agreed to declare an emergency to take stricter measures to control the coronavirus outbreak that has infected hundreds of people in Bangkok: the Southeast Asian country. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

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People practice social distancing as they sit on chairs spread apart in a waiting area for take-away food orders at a shopping mall in hopes of preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand.

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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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Thai people, some wearing protective masks gather in a street market in Bangkok, Thailand. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults it can cause more severe illness.

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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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Pro-democracy students gather to participate in a large rally as pictures of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan are displayed in the foreground at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's normally docile students have been holding large rallies around the country, triggered by a court ruling dissolving a popular opposition political party whose democracy-promoting policies had attracted substantial support among younger Thais.

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Buddhist monks sit during a ceremony to reopen the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The worst-ever mass shooting in the country took place at the shopping mall over the weekend.

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A speedboat used for tourists is heavily damaged after it collided with another speedboat off the resort island of Phuket. Two Russian children died in the collision and twenty other passengers of the boats were brought to hospitals to check their condition, police said.

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Members of the Thai special forces carry the coffin a fellow officer killed in a mass shooting, at a military airport in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Thai officials said the attack was carried out by a single gunman, a disgruntled soldier who opened fire on strangers before he was fatally shot Sunday at a shopping mall.

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In this photo released by the Thai Government Spokesman Office, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha visits the injured following a mass shooting at a shopping mall in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Thai officials say a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed numerous people and injured dozens more has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand.

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A nurse monitors an emergency ward with victims of a mass shooting in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Thai officials say a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed numerous people and injured dozens of others has been shot dead inside the mall in northeastern Thailand.

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People comfort the relative of a victim in the mass shooting in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Thai officials say a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed numerous people and injured dozens more has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand.

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A relative of a missing person waits outside the emergency room where victims of the mass shooting are being treated in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Thai officials say a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed numerous people and injured dozens more has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand.

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Indian tennis player Ankita Raina poses with with partner Bibiane Schoofs after winning her second consecutive ITF title in Nonthaburi, Thailand. (PTI2_8_2020_000261B)

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Armed commando soldiers carry a person out of Terminal 21 Korat mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed a few people and then went on a far bloodier rampage in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to the busy mall where shoppers fled in terror.

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A group of armed commando soldiers are seen outside Terminal 21 Korat mall, in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. A soldier who holed up in a popular shopping mall in northeastern Thailand shot multiple people on Saturday, killing at least 20 and injuring 31 others, officials said.

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Bullet holes mark the glass wall of the Terminal 21 Korat mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Thai officials say a soldier who went on a shooting rampage and killed numerous people and injured dozens of others has been shot dead inside a mall in northeastern Thailand.

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Police and bystanders stand near the scene of a shooting at the Terminal 21 mall, in Korat, Thailand. Police in northeastern Thailand said a soldier shot multiple people on Saturday, killing more than 10, and was holed up at a popular shopping mall.

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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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Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, back of vehicle at right and Queen Suthida, review the royal guard during Armed Forces Day at Adisorn military camp's Cavalry Centre at Saraburi province central Thailand.

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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations 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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Police officials inspect a shooting scene at a security checkpoint in Yala province, Thailand. Gunmen in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand killed 15 village defense volunteers and wounded five security personnel in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on government forces since the separatist rebellion began 15 years ago.

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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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From Left to Right; India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talk before a group photo during the East Asia summit in Nonthaburi, 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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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi walks to her seat after posing for a group photo during ASEAN-China summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the 16th ASEAN-India Summit, in Bangkok, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Aditya Birla Group, in Bangkok, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Aditya Birla Group, in Bangkok, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN-India summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a thumbs-up to Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha after transmission glitch to his voice receiver was fixed during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN-India summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, makes his way through delegates after a group photo with The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders during ASEAN-India summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fourth left, laughs as he poses for a group photo with The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders, from left, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Ph?m Binh Minh during ASEAN-India summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shares a laugh with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after posing for a group photo with The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders during ASEAN-India summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, poses for a group photo with The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders, from left, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Indonesian President Joko Widodo during ASEAN-India summit in Nonthaburi, 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 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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Members of the Wild Boars soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave, offer foods to Buddhist monks near the Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand. The 12 boys and their coach attended a Buddhist merit-making ceremony at the Tham Luang to commemorate the one-year anniversary of their ordeal that saw them trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.

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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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Rohingya sits on a beach at Rawi island in Satun province Southern of Thailand. Thai officials say they have discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern 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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