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THAILAND, NAKHON CHAISI : A heavily tattooed Buddhist devotee sits among the crowd during an annual tattoo festival, at Wat Bang Phra temple in Nakhon Chaisi west of Bangkok on March 7, 2015.  Thousands of Buddhist devotees gathered at Thailand’s Wat Phra Bang temple for the annual festival celebrating traditional Sak Yant tattoos, which wearers believe will bring them good luck and protection from harm.   AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT                        

THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA : People take part in water battles with elephants as part of celebrations of Songkhran - the Thai new year - in the city of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, on April 11, 2016.
The Songkhran Festival is marked throughout Thailand with water fights during the days around the new year on April 13. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT                        

THAILAND: This picture taken on January 19, 2016 shows traffic along a rural road going past a decommissioned Boeing 747 passenger aircraft sitting on a field in Nakhon Pathom province west of Bangkok.    AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT 

THAILAND, Bangkok : A woman lights incense sticks before offering prayers at the reopened Erawan shrine in Bangkok on August 19, 2015.   Thai monks led prayers on August 19 for the reopening of Bangkok shrine where a blast killed 20 people, as police hunted a man shown on security footage calmly planting what is believed to be the bomb.   AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT                        

THAILAND, Bangkok : A man with a leg prosthesis plays flute as he begs for money on an elevated walkway in Bangkok on February 16, 2015. Thailand’s economy slowed sharply in 2014 to grow at its slowest pace for three years, as political turmoil engulfing the kingdom compounded a fall in agricultural prices and waning exports.  AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT