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Thai-US Summit 08
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Dec 2015

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok, Thailand: Mr. Apichart Chinwanno, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives a speech to the press media.

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Thai-US Summit 09
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Dec 2015

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok, Thailand: Mr. Apichart Chinwanno, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs speaking to the press media.

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Star Wars Premiere 01
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Dec 2015

Catering and cocktail event at the The Bangkok premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Siam Paragon shopping mall in the Thai capital.

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Star Wars Premiere 02
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Dec 2015

A Thai artist draws a character from the movie at the The Bangkok premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Siam Paragon shopping mall in the Thai capital.

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Star Wars Premiere 03
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Dec 2015

Signage for the Bangkok premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Siam Paragon shopping mall in the Thai capital.

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Thai Committee Meets Press on New Dra...
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

A briefing session to foreign correspondents at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, by the NRSA (National Reform Steering Assembly) on the New Thai Draft Constitution.

The objetives are to provide an update on the progress of the NRSA's work and the New Thai Draft Constitution.

Goals of the reform as provided by Constitution are to develop: Democratic regime with the King as the Head of State, as deemed suitable for Thailand social context; Transparent and fair electoral system; Efficient anti-corruption mechanisms; Economic and Social Equity for the sustainable development; Mechanisms for comprehensive and rapid public services; Strict and equal law enforcement; 11 areas of reform respectively completed on the basis of priority and available time frame.

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Thailand Constitution Committee 01
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

The First Vice-Chairperson NRSA Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot (right), and Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr. Suvat Chirapant give welcoming remarks.

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Thailand Constitution Committee 02
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

The Second Vice-Chairperson Miss Valairat Sriaroon, Communication Center for the NRSA and Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr. Suvat Chirapant give welcoming remarks to the Roadmap National reform Steering Assembly. Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thailand Constitution Committee 03
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

Thailand National Reform Steering Assembly Chairperson Captain Thinapan Nakata.

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Thailand Constitution Committee 04
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

Briefing Session to foreign correspondents in Thailand by the National Reform Steering Assembly(NRSA).

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Thailand Constitution Committee 05
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

Chairperson Captain Thinapan Nakata, The Second Vice-Chairperson NRSA Miss Valairat Sriaroon at Briefing Session to foreign correspondents in Bangkok, Thailand. Place: Thai Parliament, Dusit District in Bangkok.

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Thailand Constitution Committee 06
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

Briefing Session to foreign correspondents in Thailand by the National Reform Steering Assembly(NRSA). The First Vice-Chairperson Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot talk to the foreign correspondents at the Thai parliament.

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Thailand Constitution Committee 07
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
15 Dec 2015

Facade of the Thai parliament where a briefing session by the National Reform Steering Assembly(NRSA) took place for foreign correspondents about the New Thai Draft Constitution.

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Thailand Celebrates King Birthday, Da...
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Thailand marked the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, on December 5, 2016 by giving alms and pray for the King at the hospital where he was admitted and his health is closely watched. The day is also observed as Thailand’s National Day and National Father’s Day.

Thai people celebrate this auspicious occasion on a grand scale to show gratitude to their beloved King, who is “more than a monarch”  for many. In Thailand, the monarch is seen as a symbol of the nation and its continuity, and for this reason he is expected to be above politics and so a representative of all the people in the state. Celebrations have taken place also at Sanam Luang, just beside the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha temple in the Thai capital. King Bhumibol, who turns 88, was last seen in public on September 1, and officials say he will not be making a public appearance on his birthday.

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Thai King Birthday 01
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Thai people praying in front of Siriraj Hospita where the Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is hospitalized.

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Thai King Birthday 02
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

The portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej hanging from the building of Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok where the Monarch is hospitalized.

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Thai King Birthday 03
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

TV news reporter ready to broadcast from the hospital garden where King Bhumibol Adulyadej is hospitalized.

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Thai King Birthday 04
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej devotees standing at the entrance of Siriraj Hospital hall where the Monarch is hospitalized.

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Thai King Birthday 05
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Thai women sitting in the garden of the Siriraj Hospital to pray and pay homage in the occasion of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday.

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Thai King Birthday 06
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

People waiting in front of the entrance of Siriraj Hospitall where Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is hospitalized.

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Thai King Birthday 07
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

The King's flag waved by Thai people at Sanam Luang park with the Grand Palace in the background.

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Thai King Birthday 08
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

A picture of the King Bhumibol Adulyade together with his son, the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, on the road to Sanam Luang Park, in Bangkok.

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Thai King Birthday 09
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan Ocha, and his wife, Naraporn Chan, holding a candle to wish good luck to the Thai King on the day of his birthday.

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Thai King Birthday 10
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Thai army cadette standing at Sanam Luang Park, in Bangkok, during a ceremony on King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday.

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Thai King Birthday 11
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Candles are lit by Thai army cadetes in honor to the King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday and pay tribute to the monarch.

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Thai King Birthday 12
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

Group of policemen holding candles to pay tribute to Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the day of his birthday.

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Thai King Birthday 13
Bangkok
By vincenzo floramo
05 Dec 2015

The celebrations end with the fireworks at the Sanam Luang park after a long day of celebrations and parades all over Bangkok.

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Bangkok's Erawan Shrine Explosion Scene
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

On August 17, 2015,  an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.
Security officials immediately secured the area to conduct investigations and ensure public safety and security. Emergency services and first aid responders were on the scene and those injured were given full medical attention.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 01
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Security officials at scene of the bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 02
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Security officials at the scene of a motorcycle bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 03
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Thai police officers check pieces of glass stained with blood at the bomb scene in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 04
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Special police forces investigate the explosion scene in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 05
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

An advertising billboard damaged by the explosion in downtown Bangkok.
On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 06
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Security forces and special investigation police officers at the explosion scene in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 07
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Special police forces investigate the place of the explosion at the Erawan Shrine, in Bangkok, Thailand. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 08
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Special police forces investigate the explosion scene of motorcycle bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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Bangkok Erawan Shrine Bomb 09
Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

Scene of the motorcycle bomb in downtown Bangkok. On August 17, 2015, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Erawan Shrine, in the Pathum Wan District in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals.

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At Hospital After Erawan Shrine Bomb
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

A bomb went off inside the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand, on 17 August, 2015, killing 20 people and injuring another 125. Injured were transferred to the Police Station Hospital.

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Bomb in the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
17 Aug 2015

A bomb went off inside the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand, on 17 August, 2015, killing 20 people and injuring another 125.

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Thai Migration Meeting 4
Bangkok, Thailand
By GonzaloAbad
05 Jun 2015

Photocall Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok.

The Royal Thai Government is organizing the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 29 May 2015 in Bangkok. The Special Meeting is an urgent call for the region to comprehensively work together to address the unprecedented increase of irregular migration in recent times.

The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and views in addressing the unprecedented increase of irregular migration by sea. Senior officials responsibility for the issue from 17 countries in the region most affected by irregular migration by sea are expected to participate in the meeting, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand. In addition, the United States of America and Switzerland will participate as observers. Three international organizations, namely the UNHCR, UNODC, and IOM will also join the event.

The key topics of discussion will include:
1. Finding urgent solutions for the 7,000 irregular migrants estimated to be remaining in the Indian Ocean; 2. Finding long-term solutions to the problem of irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, particularly those related to human trafficking; 3. Addressing the challenges in countries of origin.
Key objectives of the meeting are:
1. Promote international cooperation in solving the problem, and engage key affected countries of origin, transit, and destination, considering that Thailand is a country of transit; 2. Emphasize the principle of international burden sharing; 3. Engage constructively with countries of origin and in the region.