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Gallery: Red shirts clash with government supporters

Gallery: Red shirts clash with government supporters

Pro-government protesters throw bottles and fire sling-shots as things turn ugly on Bangkok's Silom Road Thursday morning
Fit for royalty and rock stars: Amanpuri Resort

Fit for royalty and rock stars: Amanpuri Resort

Baby elephants, 500 coconuts and more outrageous and luxurious resort requests from Amanpuri, Phuket
Iron Fairies: The bar that is also a blacksmith workshop, and other things

Iron Fairies: The bar that is also a blacksmith workshop, and other things

With walls of fairy dust and an in-house blacksmith, this Thonglor bar brings a bit of magic to Bangkok's nightlife
Gallery: US Marines feast on creepy-crawlies

Gallery: US Marines feast on creepy-crawlies

Troops make dinner, not war while dishing up the best, and worst, the Thai jungle has to offer during survival training
Football-mad Bangkok faces World Cup under curfew

Football-mad Bangkok faces World Cup under curfew

Fans of the beautiful game in the Thai capital are forced to contend with more than unfriendly time zones during this World Cup
Photo gallery: Thailand celebrates HM the King’s birthday

Photo gallery: Thailand celebrates HM the King’s birthday

Highlights of the weekend festivities that lit up the nation as the world's longest reigning monarch turns 82
Gallery: The glitz and glamour of Miss International Queen 2009

Gallery: The glitz and glamour of Miss International Queen 2009

One could be forgiven for not realizing these gorgeous ladies were not always this glamorous... or ladies
Gallery: Thailand’s forgotten cinemas

Gallery: Thailand’s forgotten cinemas

A blogger is helping to keep the memories of the region's old movie theaters alive with a photographic archive
Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

Gallery: Soldiers and accidents as the 15th ASEAN summit begins

As Asia's leaders roll into town, Hua Hin looks more like a war zone than a holiday resort
Buddhist amulets: Little keys to the Thai spirit

Buddhist amulets: Little keys to the Thai spirit

Seeking wild sex? Protection from enemies? Bangkok's Buddhist amulet market has you covered
Gallery: Ditch those steaks. The Bangkok Vegetarian Festival is underway

Gallery: Ditch those steaks. The Bangkok Vegetarian Festival is underway

For 10 days Bangkok is awash in yellow flags as Thais of Chinese origin go full vegan