A day in photos

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    Rohingya Thailand Group holds a media conference on the problems of the Rohingya people at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in Bangkok. Police stopped it, saying it would disrupt a visit by Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. The group’s organiser was later allowed to make a statement, but no questions were allowed.PHOTO BY TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

    Rohingya Thailand Group holds a media conference on the problems of the Rohingya people at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in Bangkok. Police stopped it, saying it would disrupt a visit by Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. The group's organiser was later allowed to make a statement, but no questions were allowed.

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    The national flag of Myanmar is raised at Government House grounds to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on a three-day visit to Thailand.PHOTO BY THITI WANNAMONTHA

    The national flag of Myanmar is raised at Government House grounds to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on a three-day visit to Thailand.

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    Twenty-five illegal Myanmar migrant workers caught in a smuggler’s pickup truck in Kanchanaburi’s Muang district are questioned at the Kanchanaburi immigration centre. The Thai driver, who was arrested, confessed he had done it at least 10 times before.PHOTO BY PIYARACH CHONGCHAROEN

    Twenty-five illegal Myanmar migrant workers caught in a smuggler's pickup truck in Kanchanaburi's Muang district are questioned at the Kanchanaburi immigration centre. The Thai driver, who was arrested, confessed he had done it at least 10 times before.

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    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explains the 2017 fiscal year budget of 2.73 trillion baht to members of the National Legislative Assembly at Government House.PHOTO BY APICHART JINAKUL

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explains the 2017 fiscal year budget of 2.73 trillion baht to members of the National Legislative Assembly at Government House.

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    The new Sirat-Bangkok Outer Ring Road is 98% complete and will open in August. The 32-billion-baht project links the Sirat Expressway north of Mor Chit 2 bus terminal to western Bangkok.PHOTO BY WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL

    The new Sirat-Bangkok Outer Ring Road is 98% complete and will open in August. The 32-billion-baht project links the Sirat Expressway north of Mor Chit 2 bus terminal to western Bangkok.

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    Supachai Panitchpakdi, former secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) and former chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), delivers a speech at the “New Challenges for Thailand in New Era of Global Trade and Investment”, at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) in Bangkok.PHOTO BY PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

    Supachai Panitchpakdi, former secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) and former chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), delivers a speech at the

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    Grieving families of four young boys who drowned in a community creek in Ubon Ratchathani perform a religious ceremony for their 3-4 year-old sons at a local temple in Khuang Nai districtPHOTO BY DUSIT SINGKHIRI

    Grieving families of four young boys who drowned in a community creek in Ubon Ratchathani perform a religious ceremony for their 3-4 year-old sons at a local temple in Khuang Nai district

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    Firefighters are briefed on their duties as a backfire burns at the 6,500-acre Border Fire in eastern San Diego County, California.PHOTO BY AFP

    Firefighters are briefed on their duties as a backfire burns at the 6,500-acre Border Fire in eastern San Diego County, California.

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    An illuminated “In or Out” sign is pictured outside a house in Hangleton near Brighton in southern England, as Britain holds a referendum on whether to stay or leave the European Union (EU). Millions of Britons began voting Thursday in a bitterly-fought, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU membership and spark the greatest emergency of the bloc’s 60-year history.PHOTO BY AFP

    An illuminated

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    The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard, is pictured before landing at San Pablo airport in Seville, southern Spain.PHOTO BY REUTERS

    The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard, is pictured before landing at San Pablo airport in Seville, southern Spain.

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    Defendant Shahid S hides his face behind a newspaper as he sits in a courtroom of the higher regional court in Duesseldorf, Germany. The man is accused of joining Islamist terror groups Jund al-Sham and the so-called Islamic State (IS).PHOTO BY EPA

    Defendant Shahid S hides his face behind a newspaper as he sits in a courtroom of the higher regional court in Duesseldorf, Germany. The man is accused of joining Islamist terror groups Jund al-Sham and the so-called Islamic State (IS).

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    Workers mop the field during the half time of a Copa America Centenario semifinal football match between Chile and Colombia, as the beginning of the second half was delayed due to weather conditions in Chicago, Illinois, United States.PHOTO BY AFP

    Workers mop the field during the half time of a Copa America Centenario semifinal football match between Chile and Colombia, as the beginning of the second half was delayed due to weather conditions in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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    People watch a television news channel airing an image of North Korea’s ballistic missile launch in North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trumpeted the success of a powerful new midrange ballistic missile test that state media says propelled one of the weapons more than 1,400 kilometres (870 miles), saying it would allow strikes on United States forces throughout the region.PHOTO BY AP

    People watch a television news channel airing an image of North Korea's ballistic missile launch in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trumpeted the success of a powerful new midrange ballistic missile test that state media says propelled one of the weapons more than 1,400 kilometres (870 miles), saying it would allow strikes on United States forces throughout the region.

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