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May Day celebrations in Thailand

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Elephants, one of them carrying a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, take part in a march with labors to mark International May Day at Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand on May 1, 2012.

Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

Elephants perform during a demonstration with Thai workers to mark International May Day at Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thailand, 01 May 2012.

Thousands of Thai laborers rallied on May Day calling for a rise in the minimum wage as part of a 9-point petition demanding the government improve living standards.

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