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Thai Prime Minsiter Abhisit Vejjajiva (front left) and the Army's commander in chief, Gen. Anupong Paochinda, leave a meeting of top officials Dec. 16, 2009, on the country's internal security.

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Soldiers watch Mr. Abhisit's April 12, 2009, speech from Government House in Bangkok announcing a state of emergency aimed at stemming anti-government protests across the country.

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IN THEIR FACE: Red Shirt protesters are demanding a vote as a way to unseat Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, but two corruption cases could do the work for them. (Associated Press)

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An Indonesian activist puts a poster next to a mask of Mr. Abhisit on the gate of the Thai Embassy during a protest against the military crackdown against Red Shirts in Bangkok. (Associated Press)

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Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva arrives at criminal court in Bangkok on Thursday. Mr. Abhisit is facing two corruption cases that could unseat him and dissolve his political party. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Riot police stand guard in front of the residence of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva during a demonstration in Bangkok by Red Shirt anti-government protesters on April 12, 2010. (Associated Press)

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ONE IN A CROWD: President Obama — with Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, Hu Jintao of China and Dmitry Medvedev of Russia — backs global financial restructuring. (Getty Images)