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MYANMAR-POLITICS/
RTXA72WU 
March 08, 2021 
Women's sarongs hang in a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
Women's sarongs hang in a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon 
Women's sarongs hang in a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer 
CHINA-HEALTH/INDONESIA-TOURISM
RTS310RX 
February 06, 2020 
Women prepare sarongs as they wait for tourists at Puseh Temple of Batuan Village in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia,... 
Gianyar, Indonesia 
Women prepare sarongs as they wait for tourists at Puseh Temple of Batuan Village in Gianyar, Bali 
Women prepare sarongs as they wait for tourists at Puseh Temple of Batuan Village in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, February 5, 2020. Picture taken February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo 
EUROPE-WEATHER/SPAIN
RTS2K1B9 
June 28, 2019 
An Asian tourist protects herself with a sarong as a heatwave hits Europe in Toledo, Spain, June 28,... 
Toledo, Spain 
An Asian tourist protects herself with a sarong as a heatwave hits Europe in Toledo 
An Asian tourist protects herself with a sarong as a heatwave hits Europe in Toledo, Spain, June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina 
INDONESIA-LGBT/
RTX6F8IN 
October 16, 2018 
Yuni Shara, a transgender woman puts on a sarong before praying at an Islamic boarding school for transgender... 
Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
Yuni Shara, a transgender woman puts on a sarong before praying at an Islamic boarding school for transgender... 
Yuni Shara, a transgender woman puts on a sarong before praying at an Islamic boarding school for transgender women in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, September 23, 2018. Picture taken September 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kanupriya Kapoor 
MYANMAR-ROHINGYA/INJURIES
RTS1KA1Z 
November 16, 2017 
Rohingya refugee Abdu Rahaman, 73, poses for a photograph at Leda refugee camp in Bangladesh, October... 
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 
The Wider Image: Bullets and Burns: Injured Rohingya Refugees 
Rohingya refugee Abdu Rahaman, 73, poses for a photograph at Leda refugee camp in Bangladesh, October 15, 2017. Rahaman, a merchant from Maungdaw, was ambushed while walking on a mountain path with other refugees. A machete thrown at his feet severed three toes as he ran from his attackers. With his foot bleeding through a tourniquet made from his longyi, or sarong, Rahaman walked for two more hours, before his nephew and friends carried him across the border. "Our future is not good," he said. "Allah must help us. The international community has to do something." REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "ROHINGYA INJURIES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
INDONESIA-DAILYLIFE/
RTS1CTSA 
August 22, 2017 
A child hangs in sarong as his mother works to clean green mussels at Cilincing area in Jakarta, Indonesia... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
A child hangs in sarong as his mother works to clean green mussels at Cilincing area in Jakarta 
A child hangs in sarong as his mother works to clean green mussels at Cilincing area in Jakarta, Indonesia August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
FILM-USA/BOLLYWOOD
RTR3MU1O 
April 27, 2014 
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey dances the Lungi dance from the film Chennai Express with the film's actress... 
Tampa, UNITED STATES 
Spacey dances the Lungi dance with actress Padukone and Bollywood actor Kapoor during IIFA 2014 Awards... 
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey dances the Lungi dance from the film Chennai Express with the film's actress Deepika Padukone and Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor during the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards in Tampa, Florida, April 26, 2014. Picture taken April 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Jaffer-SnapsIndia (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) 
INDIA-CYCLONE/
RTX149YD 
October 13, 2013 
Men cover their faces against strong winds after Cyclone Phailin hit Gopalpur village in Ganjam district... 
GOPALPUR, India 
Men cover their faces against strong winds after Cyclone Phailin hit Gopalpur village 
Men cover their faces against strong winds after Cyclone Phailin hit Gopalpur village in Ganjam district in the eastern Indian state of Odisha October 13, 2013. India's strongest storm in 14 years left a trail of destruction along the country's east coast on Sunday, but little loss of life was reported after close to a million people took refuge in shelters. Cyclone Phailin was expected to dissipate within 36 hours, losing momentum as it headed inland after making landfall on Saturday from the Bay of Bengal, bringing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) to rip up homes and tear down trees. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) 
INDIA
RTX141XC 
September 27, 2013 
An artisan rests inside a mosquito net in front of idols of Hindu goddess Durga after a shift at a workshop... 
New Delhi, India 
An artisan rests inside a mosquito net in front of idols of Hindu goddess Durga after a shift at a workshop... 
An artisan rests inside a mosquito net in front of idols of Hindu goddess Durga after a shift at a workshop in New Delhi September 27, 2013. The Durga Puja festival will be celebrated from October 11 to 14, and is the biggest religious event for Bengali Hindus. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
MYANMAR/
RTX11DGY 
July 05, 2013 
A man use his mobile phone on a bridge in central Yangon July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
A man use his mobile phone on a bridge in central Yangon 
A man use his mobile phone on a bridge in central Yangon July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA-MISSWORLD/BIKINIS
RTX10EZQ 
June 07, 2013 
Indonesian teenagers play in the water on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants will... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Indonesian teenagers play in the water on a beach in Jakarta 
Indonesian teenagers play in the water on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants will not wear bikinis when they vie for the pageant's crown in Indonesia this September to avoid causing offence in the world's most populous Muslim country. Miss World organisers said the 137 women in the competition will instead wear one-piece swimwear, some of which will also have sarongs over the top. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA-MISSWORLD/BIKINIS
RTX10EZE 
June 07, 2013 
Indonesian teenagers play in the water on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants will... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Indonesian teenagers play in the water on a beach in Jakarta 
Indonesian teenagers play in the water on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants will not wear bikinis when they vie for the pageant's crown in Indonesia this September to avoid causing offence in the world's most populous Muslim country. Miss World organisers said the 137 women in the competition will instead wear one-piece swimwear, some of which will also have sarongs over the top. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
IINDONESIA-MISSWORLD/BIKINIS
RTX10EZA 
June 07, 2013 
A Muslim woman sits in the water with her child on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
A Muslim woman sits in the water with her child on a beach in Jakarta 
A Muslim woman sits in the water with her child on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants will not wear bikinis when they vie for the pageant's crown in Indonesia this September to avoid causing offence in the world's most populous Muslim country. Miss World organisers said the 137 women in the competition will instead wear one-piece swimwear, some of which will also have sarongs over the top. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA-MISSWORLD/BIKINIS
RTX10EYP 
June 07, 2013 
A Muslim woman wades in the water with her child on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Muslim woman wades in the water with her child on a beach in Jakarta 
A Muslim woman wades in the water with her child on a beach in Jakarta June 7, 2013. Miss World contestants will not wear bikinis when they vie for the pageant's crown in Indonesia this September to avoid causing offence in the world's most populous Muslim country. Miss World organisers said the 137 women in the competition will instead wear one-piece swimwear, some of which will also have sarongs over the top. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
AUSTRALIA/
RTR3DWBF 
February 17, 2013 
People cover themselves with sarongs after participating in the "Sydney Skinny", a 900-metre (2,950-ft)... 
Sydney, Australia 
People cover themselves with sarongs after the "Sydney Skinny", a 900-metre nude swim, at Clobbers beach... 
People cover themselves with sarongs after participating in the "Sydney Skinny", a 900-metre (2,950-ft) nude swim, at Clobbers beach in Sydney February 17, 2013. More than 400 people swam naked to raise funds for the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, according to organisers. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT SPORT SWIMMING) 
AUSTRALIA/
RTR3DWBC 
February 17, 2013 
Women from the running group "Coogee Cougars" covered with sarongs, smile after participating in the... 
Sydney, Australia 
Women from the running group Coogee Cougars smile after the "Sydney Skinny", a 900m nude swim, at Clobbers... 
Women from the running group "Coogee Cougars" covered with sarongs, smile after participating in the "Sydney Skinny", a 900-metre (2,950-ft) nude swim, at Clobbers beach in Sydney February 17, 2013. More than 400 people swam naked to raise funds for the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, according to organisers. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) 
AUSTRALIA/
RTR3DWB6 
February 17, 2013 
A woman covers herself with a sarong after participating in the "Sydney Skinny", a 900-metre (2,950-ft)... 
Sydney, Australia 
A woman covers herself with a sarong after participate in the "Sydney Skinny", a 900m nude swim, at Clobbers... 
A woman covers herself with a sarong after participating in the "Sydney Skinny", a 900-metre (2,950-ft) nude swim, at Clobbers beach in Sydney February 17, 2013. More than 400 people swam naked to raise funds for the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, according to organisers. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENERGY) 
INDONESIA
RTR393YI 
October 13, 2012 
A Balinese man adjusts his clothes during an Odalan festival at Apuan village in Tabanan, on the resort... 
TABANAN, Indonesia 
A Balinese man adjusts his clothes during an Odalan festival at Apuan village in Tabanan 
A Balinese man adjusts his clothes during an Odalan festival at Apuan village in Tabanan, on the resort island of Bali October 13, 2012. The Odalan festival is a Hindu-Balinese ceremony held to signify the day a temple was initially completed. An Odalan celebration, held every 210 days, consists of worship services, and the sacrifice of offerings such as food, money and flowers from the people. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
THAILAND/
RTR38ZAZ 
October 10, 2012 
Eighteen-year old Atchara who is eight months pregnant stands outside her home in Chiang Mai's Fang district... 
Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Eighteen-year old Atchara who is eight months pregnant stands outside her home in Chiang Mai's Fang district... 
Eighteen-year old Atchara who is eight months pregnant stands outside her home in Chiang Mai's Fang district October 1, 2012. Thailand has the second highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the world, according to Thai government data. A World Health Organization (WHO) report shows the average number of pregnancies for every 1,000 girls in the 15-19 age group is 65 but that figure rises to 70 in Thailand. Teen pregnancy and early child marriage are among the major obstacles that deny the rights of 75 million adolescent girls worldwide to education, says Plan International, a development charity that works with communities in 45 countries to alleviate child poverty. The first U.N. declared International Day of the Girl will be marked on October 11, 2012 with a focus on rights of the girls around the world. Picture taken October 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY) 
YEMEN-VIOLENCE/
RTR33J7O 
June 13, 2012 
Pro-army tribesmen cross a street in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar June 13, 2012. Yemen on Wednesday... 
Jaar, Yemen 
Pro-army tribesmen cross a street in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar 
Pro-army tribesmen cross a street in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar June 13, 2012. Yemen on Wednesday pressed ahead with a U.S.-backed offensive to drive al Qaeda-linked insurgents from the country's south, a day after the army notched up its biggest victory in more than a year by recapturing two strategic cities. REUTERS/Stringer (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY CONFLICT) 
MYANMAR/
RTR32PHB 
May 27, 2012 
Women work in a brick factory on the outskirts of Yangon May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
Women work in a brick factory on the outskirts of Yangon 
Women work in a brick factory on the outskirts of Yangon May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
MYANMAR/
RTR32PH9 
May 27, 2012 
A man plays guitar as he passes time with his friends in central Yangon May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
A man plays guitar as he passes time with his friends in central Yangon 
A man plays guitar as he passes time with his friends in central Yangon May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY) 
SRI LANKA/
RTR31WLI 
May 11, 2012 
A former LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) cardre stands near the sea during a visit in Colombo... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A former LTTE cardre stands near the sea during a visit in Colombo 
A former LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) cardre stands near the sea during a visit in Colombo May 11, 2012. As part of a rehabilitation program, more than five hundred ex-cadres are on a three day visit to Colombo from Vavuniya. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) 
INDIA
RTR2RY7H 
September 28, 2011 
Labourers carry an idol of Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, to a pandal or a temporary platform in... 
Belur, India 
Labourers carry an idol of Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, to a pandal or a temporary platform in... 
Labourers carry an idol of Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, to a pandal or a temporary platform in Belur, on the outskirts of Kolkata September 28, 2011. The idols will be used during the Durga Puja festival from October 2 to October 6, which is the biggest religious event for Bengali Hindus. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5C1 
June 27, 2011 
Red shirt supporters hold a banner bearing a picture of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra in the village... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Red shirt supporters hold a banner bearing a picture of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5C0 
June 27, 2011 
Red shirt supporters leave a Buddhist temple after a ceremony in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Red shirt supporters leave a Buddhist temple after a ceremony in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BZ 
June 27, 2011 
Girls wearing traditional robes leave a Buddhist temple after a ceremony in the village of Suan Mon near... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Girls wearing traditional robes leave a Buddhist temple after a ceremony in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BY 
June 27, 2011 
A young red shirt supporter uses her phone outside a Buddhist temple in the village of Suan Mon near... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
A young red shirt supporter uses her phone outside a Buddhist temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BX 
June 27, 2011 
Girls perform in front of a banner bearing a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Girls perform in front of a banner bearing a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BV 
June 27, 2011 
A woman prays in front of a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
A woman prays in front of a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BU 
June 27, 2011 
Supporters hold banners bearing pictures of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as they celebrate... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Supporters hold banners bearing pictures of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as they celebrate branding as red the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BS 
June 27, 2011 
Local red shirt leaders gather around a mobile phone to talk to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Local red shirt leaders gather around a mobile phone to talk to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION PROFILE IMAGES OF THE DAY) ELECTIONS) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BQ 
June 27, 2011 
A supporter of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra attends a religious ceremony at a temple in the village... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
A supporter of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra attends a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BK 
June 27, 2011 
A Buddhist monk displays a banner bearing a picture of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
A Buddhist monk displays a banner bearing a picture of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BI 
June 27, 2011 
Supporters pray near banners bearing pictures of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Supporters pray near banners bearing pictures of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION ELECTIONS) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5BB 
June 27, 2011 
Buddhist monks sit behind a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Buddhist monks sit behind a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS POLITICS RELIGION) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5B9 
June 27, 2011 
Girls wear traditional clothes as they sit behind a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Girls wear traditional clothes as they sit behind a picture of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION ELECTIONS) 
THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN
RTR2O5B8 
June 27, 2011 
Local red shirt leaders gather around a mobile phone to talk to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during... 
Suan Mon, Thailand 
To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN 
Local red shirt leaders gather around a mobile phone to talk to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a religious ceremony at a temple in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand June 25, 2011. Saffron-robed monks chanted and young women in silk sarongs stretched out their arms in traditional Thai dance moves, but the big event was the voice on a scratchy telephone line from another continent. "Be prepared. Good things are about to come," billionaire former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said from his Dubai mansion in a telephone call to a Buddhist temple where 38 communities declared their allegiance to Thaksin, formally becoming "Red Shirt Villages" in solidarity with the red-shirted movement that backs him. In a sign of his support, the number of "Red Shirt Villages" has doubled to more than 700 in two northeastern provinces since a Reuters report uncovered the phenomenon on June 7. Picture taken June 25, 2011. To match Feature THAILAND-ELECTION/THAKSIN REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS RELIGION) 
MALAYSIA-LABOUR/
RTR2NY2G 
June 22, 2011 
A foreign worker from Bangladesh carries groceries he just bought from a vendor at his quarters in Kuala... 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
To match Analysis MALAYSIA-LABOUR/ 
A foreign worker from Bangladesh carries groceries he just bought from a vendor at his quarters in Kuala Lumpur June 19, 2011. From minding babies to erecting skyscrapers, Malaysia's economy has been supported over the last three decades by a foreign workforce drawn mainly from Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Nepal as an industrialisation drive created a wealth of low-paying jobs shunned by locals. But as more employment opportunities open up in other Asian economies, Malaysia's appeal as a destination for manual jobs is waning. Picture taken June 19, 2011. To match Analysis MALAYSIA-LABOUR/ REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS POLITICS) 
INDIA-ECONOMY/
RTXVDHW 
December 04, 2010 
A labourer walks amid clinker dust at a railway yard during the early morning in the northern Indian... 
Chandigarh, India 
A labourer walks amid clinker dust at a railway yard in Chandigarh 
A labourer walks amid clinker dust at a railway yard during the early morning in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh December 4, 2010. India's economy grew faster-than-expected in the second quarter of 2010/11, boosted by farm output and manufacturing, putting pressure on the Reserve Bank of India to tighten monetary policy, although a rate hike next month looks unlikely. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
SRILANKA-ELECTION/
RTR2CGN0 
April 05, 2010 
A man walks past campaign posters for members of the main opposition party, the United National Party... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
A man walks past campaign posters for members of the main opposition party in Colombo 
A man walks past campaign posters for members of the main opposition party, the United National Party (UNP), before the start of the UNP's final rally before parliamentary elections in Colombo April 5, 2010. Sri Lanka's opposition on Monday vowed to deny the ruling coalition a two-thirds majority at this week's parliamentary election, saying it would give an already powerful president too free a hand to rule. Sri Lankan voters will elect a parliament on April 8 for the first time since the government defeated the Tamil Tiger separatists last year. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) 
SRILANKA-ELECTIONS/
RTXPHW3 
October 10, 2009 
Men move past election posters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Galle, 116km (72 miles) south... 
Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Men move past election posters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Galle 
Men move past election posters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Galle, 116km (72 miles) south of Colombo, October 10, 2009. The Sri Lankan Election Commission had ordered to be removal of all campaign posters for all candidates two days before the voting day. Votes were cast Saturday in the key southern provincial election, and victory, for president Rajapkasa's coalition the United People's Freedom Alliance, is expected after their popularity was boosted from defeating the Tamil Tiger separatists in May.
REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA POLITICS) 
BANGLADESH/
RTXELV7 
May 01, 2009 
Workers unload sand from a boat at Aminbazr on May Day in Dhaka May 1, 2009. Around 5,000 workers including... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Workers unload sand from boat at Aminbazr on May Day in Dhaka 
Workers unload sand from a boat at Aminbazr on May Day in Dhaka May 1, 2009. Around 5,000 workers including women work to unload things like sand and coal in the city's Aminbazar area. Women workers earn 100 taka ($1.45) and men get 120 taka per day. May day is observed all over the country. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
BANGLADESH/
RTXDRZS 
April 08, 2009 
A storeowner measures rice to sell at a new government-subsidised price in Dhaka April 6, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A storeowner measures rice to sell at a new government-subsidised price in Dhaka 
A storeowner measures rice to sell at a new government-subsidised price in Dhaka April 6, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH AGRICULTURE BUSINESS FOOD DRINK) 
INDONESIA
RTXDRWS 
April 08, 2009 
Badui tribe children play near a polling station at Kanekes village on the outskirts of Lebak regency,... 
Lebak, Indonesia 
Badui tribe children play near a polling station at Kanekes village on the outskirts of Lebak regency... 
Badui tribe children play near a polling station at Kanekes village on the outskirts of Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten province, April 8, 2009. More than 170 million registered voters across an archipelago of 17,000 or so islands will choose from several thousand candidates for the national and local parliaments. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA POLITICS ELECTIONS SOCIETY) 
BANGLADESH/
RTXCVPV 
March 17, 2009 
People work in a factory producing sanitary wares in Dhaka March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
People work in a factory producing sanitary wares in Dhaka 
People work in a factory producing sanitary wares in Dhaka March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
BANGLADESH/
RTXBTC2 
February 19, 2009 
A child vendor carries his wares as he walk along a railway track at a squatter settlement in Kawranbazar,... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A child vendor carries his wares as he walk along a railway track at a squatter settlement in Kawranbazar... 
A child vendor carries his wares as he walk along a railway track at a squatter settlement in Kawranbazar, Dhaka February 19, 2009. About 10,000 people live in the slums in this part of Kawranbazar. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH) 
MALAYSIA/
RTXBQS5 
February 17, 2009 
A sea gypsy smiles before she leaves to fish in her neighbourhood in Sulawesi Sea in Malaysia's state... 
SULAWESI SEA, Malaysia 
A sea gypsy smiles before she leaves to fish in her neighbourhood in Sulawesi Sea in Malaysia's state... 
A sea gypsy smiles before she leaves to fish in her neighbourhood in Sulawesi Sea in Malaysia's state of Sabah on the Borneo island February 17, 2009. A community of 30 families of the indigenous ethnic group of sea gypsies are still maintaining a nomadic and sea-based life without fresh water supply, TV nor electricity, and only go to land to bury the dead. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA) 
NEPAL/
RTR239I6 
January 11, 2009 
Hindu women take a holy bath in River Saali at Shankhu in Kathmandu to observe the Swasthani Brata Katha... 
SANKHU, Nepal 
Hindu women take a holy bath in River Saali at Shankhu in Kathmandu 
Hindu women take a holy bath in River Saali at Shankhu in Kathmandu to observe the Swasthani Brata Katha festival January 11, 2009. Most Hindu households in Nepal will recite miraculous stories of the Goddess Swasthani during the month of Magh, as it is believed that worshipping her will fulfil all the wishes of a person. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar (NEPAL) 
MALAYSIA/
RTR22PNS 
December 19, 2008 
Brothers receive help from their parents to lift their sarongs up during a mass circumcision in Kampung... 
KAMPUNG NAKHODA, Malaysia 
Brothers receive help from their parents to lift their sarongs up during a mass circumcision in Kampung... 
Brothers receive help from their parents to lift their sarongs up during a mass circumcision in Kampung Nakhoda village, north of Kuala Lumpur, December 19, 2008. About 25 boys, aged between 7 and 11 years old, were given a grand welcome to a mass circumcision surgery, including a ceremony similar to the reception of a groom at a wedding, in festivities some consider as a celebration of reaching manhood. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA) 
NEPAL
RTX9RM7 
October 21, 2008 
A woman winnows rice grains in a field at Dhapasi near Kathmandu for storage October 21, 2008. REUTERS/Shruti... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A woman winnows rice grains in a field at Dhapasi near Kathmandu 
A woman winnows rice grains in a field at Dhapasi near Kathmandu for storage October 21, 2008. REUTERS/Shruti Shrestha (NEPAL) 
INDONESIA-OBIN/
RTR1ZGYN 
April 14, 2008 
Salesmen display silk batik sarongs in Obin's boutique in Jakarta April 10, 2008. For many urban Indonesians,... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-OBIN/ 
Salesmen display silk batik sarongs in Obin's boutique in Jakarta April 10, 2008. For many urban Indonesians, traditional batik clothes are just too "kampungan" or "un-trendy". Not Josephine Komara, who goes by the name Obin, she has made batik fashionable again, using modern colours and patterns on traditional sarongs, scarves and fitted blouses and sells her textiles at outlet in Japan, the United State and Singapore, as well as in Indonesia. Picture taken April 10, 2008. To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-OBIN/ REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA) 
INDONESIA-OBIN/
RTR1ZGYM 
April 14, 2008 
Jakarta-based designer Josephine Komara, who goes by the name Obin, speaks during an interview in her... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-OBIN/ 
Jakarta-based designer Josephine Komara, who goes by the name Obin, speaks during an interview in her boutique in Jakarta April 10, 2008. For many urban Indonesians, traditional batik clothes are just too "kampungan" or "un-trendy". Not for Obin, she has made batik fashionable again, using modern colours and patterns on traditional sarongs, scarves and fitted blouses and sells her textiles at outlet in Japan, the United State and Singapore, as well as in Indonesia. Picture taken April 10, 2008. To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-OBIN/ REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA) 
INDONESIA-OBIN/
RTR1ZGYL 
April 14, 2008 
A salesman displays silk batik sarongs in Obin's boutique in Jakarta April 10, 2008. For many urban Indonesians,... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-OBIN/ 
A salesman displays silk batik sarongs in Obin's boutique in Jakarta April 10, 2008. For many urban Indonesians, traditional batik clothes are just too "kampungan" or "un-trendy". Not Josephine Komara, who goes by the name Obin, she has made batik fashionable again, using modern colours and patterns on traditional sarongs, scarves and fitted blouses and sells her textiles at outlet in Japan, the United State and Singapore, as well as in Indonesia. Picture taken April 10, 2008. To match Reuters Life! INDONESIA-OBIN/ REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA) 
AFRICA-BUSH/
RTR1X6ZU 
February 17, 2008 
Tanzanian women wear outfits bearing the image of U.S. President George W. Bush during his arrival ceremony... 
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 
Tanzanian women wear outfits bearing the image of U.S. President Bush during his arrival ceremony at... 
Tanzanian women wear outfits bearing the image of U.S. President George W. Bush during his arrival ceremony at the State House in Dar es Salaam February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (TANZANIA) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E57T1PF001 
GHANA/
RTR1WK8U 
February 02, 2008 
Women from the Daborin Single Mothers Association prepare food for their infants at a local rice processing... 
BOLGATANGA, Ghana 
Women prepare food for their infants at a local rice processing plant in the northern Ghana town of Bolgatanga... 
Women from the Daborin Single Mothers Association prepare food for their infants at a local rice processing plant in the northern Ghanaian town of Bolgatanga, February 1, 2008. The single mothers began their local rice-processing organisation to gain more freedom and financial independence in a district where most farmers live on the equivalent of about a dollar a day, according to Oxfam, which helps fund the women's programme. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GHANA) 
GHANA/
RTR1WK89 
February 02, 2008 
A woman from the Daborin Single Mothers Association gathers rice at a small processing plant in the northern... 
BOLGATANGA, Ghana 
A woman from the Daborin Single Mothers Association gathers rice at a small processing plant in the northern... 
A woman from the Daborin Single Mothers Association gathers rice at a small processing plant in the northern Ghanaian town of Bolgatanga, February 1, 2008. The single mothers began their organisation to gain more freedom and financial independence in a district where most farmers live on the equivalent of about a dollar a day, according to Oxfam, which helps fund the women's programme. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (GHANA) 
MALAYSIA/
RTR1UT6B 
October 11, 2007 
A boy tries a "songkok" or traditional headdress, in a shop in Kuala Lumpur October 11, 2007. Eid al-Fitr... 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
A boy tries a "songkok" or traditional headdress, in a shop in Kuala Lumpur 
A boy tries a "songkok" or traditional headdress, in a shop in Kuala Lumpur October 11, 2007. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and it is a custom for Malaysians to wear a songkok and a songket, a traditional hand woven cloth intricately patterned with gold or silver threads, during this time of celebration. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA) 
YEMEN/
RTR1T69W 
August 28, 2007 
Yemenis belonging to the Bagefer tribe attend a wedding ceremony at Wadi Lesser, in Hadramout August... 
HADRMOUT, Yemen 
Yemenis belonging to the Bagefer tribe attend a wedding ceremony at Wadi Lesser in Hadramout 
Yemenis belonging to the Bagefer tribe attend a wedding ceremony at Wadi Lesser, in Hadramout August 28, 2007. The Hadramout is an isolated tribal region in the south of the Arabian peninsula and is the ancestral home of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil (YEMEN) 
MYANMAR/
RTR1T5WF 
August 28, 2007 
Mon children attend a ceremony in Mawlamyaing village near the Thailand-Myanmar border August 28, 2007.... 
MAWLAMYAING, Myanmar 
Mon children attend a ceremony in Mawlamyaing village near the Thailand-Myanmar border 
Mon children attend a ceremony in Mawlamyaing village near the Thailand-Myanmar border August 28, 2007. The ceremony was held in remembrance of the 60th anniversary of a revolution against military rule. Officials from the ethnic minority insisted they would continue their armed struggle against the former Burma's military junta unless they were granted autonomy under a draft constitution due to be completed next month. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (MYANMAR) 
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