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Thai Protests Intensify in Bangkok

Thai police in the capital, Bangkok, use tear gas and water cannons against protesters who have mounted a drive to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Tensions are high and security is tight after at least three people were killed and more than 50 were wounded in political violence that began overnight.
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An anti-government protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by riot police in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 1, 2013.
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An anti-government protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by riot police in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 1, 2013.

An anti-government protester cleans his eyes with salt water solution after riot police fired tear gas to the protesters in Bangkok.
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An anti-government protester cleans his eyes with salt water solution after riot police fired tear gas to the protesters in Bangkok.

Police line up to thwart any attempt to occupy their headquarters in Bangkok. (Steve Herman/VOA)
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Police line up to thwart any attempt to occupy their headquarters in Bangkok. (Steve Herman/VOA)

An anti-government protester gets ready to throw back a tear gas canister fired by riot police in Bangkok.
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An anti-government protester gets ready to throw back a tear gas canister fired by riot police in Bangkok.

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