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Chinese tourists cross the street in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The bomb blast that ripped through a Bangkok shrine, leaving scores of casualties, may take a toll on the country's tourism industry, the one bright spot in Thailand’s blighted economy. (AP Photo/Penny Yi Wang)

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A woman prays at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The central Bangkok shrine reopened Wednesday after Monday's bomb blast to the public as authorities searched for a man seen in a grainy security video who they say was the prime suspect in an attack authorities called the worst in the country's history. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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Buddhist monks hold a prayer at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The central Bangkok shrine reopened Wednesday to the public after Monday's bomb blast as authorities searched for a man seen in a grainy security video who they say was the prime suspect in an attack authorities called the worst in the country's history. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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A man prays at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The central Bangkok shrine reopened Wednesday after Monday's bomb blast to the public as authorities searched for a man seen in a grainy security video who they say was the prime suspect in an attack authorities called the worst in the country's history. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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Bangkok, Thailand, is a diverse, urban city. (Photo by Adrienne Jordan)

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Thailand's Grand Palace of 1782, where the kings of then-Siam resided for 150 years. (Photo by Adrienne Jordan)

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Alan Morison, right, Australian editor of the website Phuketwan and his colleague Chutima Sidasathien speak to the media ahead of their appearance in court to face charges of violating Thailand's Computer Crime Act in Phuket, Thailand, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Testimony begins Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit the Thai navy has filed against a small news website over a report it posted alleging naval forces accepted money to abet or turn a blind eye to the seaborne trafficking of refugees from Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thanyarat Doksone)

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Thai Foreign Minister Thanasak Patimaprakorn speaks at the "Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean" regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. In the past month, more than 3,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Malaysian police forensic team members inspect a freshly exhumed human body from an unmarked grave in Wang Burma at the Malaysia-Thailand border outside Wang Kelian, Malaysia Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Malaysian authorities have found one corpse as they started digging for bodies at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand. The discovery came as forensics teams began the grim task of exhuming nearly 140 suspected graves in the mountainous area where trafficking syndicates were known to hold migrants for ransom. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha publicly shrugs off international criticism of his May 22, 2014, coup and his junta's military trials and coercive "attitude-adjustment" confinement for civilian dissidents. (Associated Press)

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On Tuesday, former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra posted $900,000 bail and pleaded not guilty to "dereliction of duty" charges resulting from the administration of rice crop subsidies that cost billions of dollars during her 2011-2014 administration. (Associated Press)

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Thailand longboats (Photo by Lea Hutchins)

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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha asked the king for approval to lift martial law, but the request was considered a mere formality. (Associated Press)

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It is not known exactly where bamboo tattoos originated – possibly Cambodia, but it is believed to have begun in the Buddhist temples in Thailand where religious texts would be tattooed onto monks for protection of the scripts. (Photo courtesy/Lea Hutchins)

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It is not known exactly where bamboo tattoos originated – possibly Cambodia, but it is believed to have begun in the Buddhist temples in Thailand where religious texts would be tattooed onto monks for protection of the scripts. (Photo courtesy/Lea Hutchins)

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Travel writer Lea Hutchins bathes an elephant at the Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Mom and baby at Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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An ethnic Chinese woman prays to celebrate the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Hea Tek Tunk Chinese Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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U.S. Marines and South Korean soldiers take part in the annual Cobra Gold military exercises on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, Thailand, on Feb. 14, 2014. (Associated Press)

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Gen. Prayuth's bloodless coup last year has complicated Thailand's relationship with the United States, which is uncomfortable with the new regime and the protests against it. (associated press)