Red shirt supporters of fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a protest in Bangkok. A court in the country has convicted and sentenced a female protester from the political movement to 18 years in prison for insulting the country's monarchy during anti-government rallies. (AFP/File/Nicolas Asfouri)
Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul, a supporter of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, gestures after leaving a courtroom in Bangkok August 28, 2009. A Thai court on Friday sentenced Darunee, a political campaigner, to 18 years in prison for insulting the monarchy, a serious offence in a country where the royal institution is revered and officially above politics.
Ordinands chant pray on the ground of the Golden Pagoda during the mass ordination at Dhamakaya temple in Pathumthani province, central Thailand Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. More than 7,000 men from the provinces throughout the country ordained Buddhist monks in a ceremony on Saturday. The newly ordained Buddhist monks will practice their teachings at the temples in the rural areas until the end of Buddhist lent which this year falls on October 4.
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A soldier stands guard next to a barricade at the Government House in Bangkok August 29, 2009. "Red shirt" supporters of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra have postponed Sunday's planned rally outside the office of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva because of a tight security law passed this week.REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom