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Chinese Opera 12
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A member of Lao San Zian Sung performs Chinese opera during the Vegetarian Festival in the heart of Bangkok's Chinatown. A show can run for five to six hours.

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Chinese Opera 11
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

Members of Lao San Zian Sung performs Chinese opera during the Vegetarian Festival in the heart of Chinatown's Bangkok. Their shows usually run for five to six hours. The itinerant Thai-Chinese opera troupe The Lao San Zian Sung Thai-Chinese opera troupe has been performing since the mid-1960s.

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Chinese Opera 09
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A thai little girl carefully watches a play by the members of Lao San Zian Sung.

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Chinese Opera 08
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A member of Lao San Zian Sung is seen in the backstage ready with her makeup and costume to take part in the show. Despite busy activity backstage, performers always remain in character.

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Chinese Opera 04
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A member of Lao San Zian Sung waits his turn to take part in the show.

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Chinese Opera 02
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A member of Lao San Zian Sung gets ready backstage. Performers need to be physically and mentally ready since the show lasts for hours.

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Chinese Opera 01
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

Members of Lao San Zian Sung performs Chinese opera during the Vegetarian Festival. The Thai-Chinese opera has about 30 members and some have been with the troupe since the early beginnings in the 1960s.

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Chinese Opera 15
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

An opera performer gets ready before the show.

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Chinese Opera 06
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

Chinese opera performers are seen in the backstage waiting their turn to take part in the show.

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Chinese Opera 03
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A member of Lao San Zian Sung waits his turn to take part in the show.

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Chinese Opera 05
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A member of Lao San Zian Sung is seen in the backstage ready with her makeup and costume to take part in the show. Colours are used to portray a character's role and illustrate their emotional state.

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Chinese Opera 10
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

Space backstage is limited, so the artists have to take turns applying makeup and getting dressed.

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Chinese Opera 07
Bangkok
By Biel Calderon
24 Sep 2014

A member of Lao San Zian Sung is seen in the backstage before the show.

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Women-only carriages in Thailand
Bangkok
By Ana Salvá
31 Jul 2014

On August 1, 2014, the Thai government brought back train carriages for women and children under 10 years old. These carriages ceased to be operational in 2002 due to financial losses.

This move comes after the shocking rape and murder of Nong Kaem, a girl of 13 who was traveling on an overnight train to Bangkok on July 6. Since this incident hundreds of thousands of people are pressuring the government to take action and toughen penalties for sex offenders, calling for capital punishment.

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Bangkok After Midnight Curfew 9
Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
30 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Two foreigners inhale laughing gas sold by local street vendors.

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Thailand Military Coup
Bangkok, Thailand
By George Henton
22 May 2014

May 22, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand

Video:
- Government House where the PDRC (the People’s Democratic Reform Committee) has been holding its rally - entrance to an army base where they locked the gates - protestors getting on buses after having been told to leave the rally site by the army. 

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

Anti-government demonstrators' camping tents at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

Demonstrators camp at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

Demonstrators camp at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.

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Bangkok Anti-Government Protest
Bangkok, Thailand
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2014

A pre-election anti-government demonstration rally in Chinatown.