A Royal Thai Air Force plane drops paper birds on the southern Thai province of Yala.
A Royal Thai Air Force BP-67 plane drops paper birds on the southern Thai province of Yala, about 1,084 km (674 miles) south of Bangkok, December 5, 2004. Around 50 Thai Air Force planes took off on Sunday to "bomb" the largely Muslim southern with paper birds as a symbol of peace for the restive region where nearly 500 people have been killed since January. The air-drop also coincides with Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulydej's 77th birthday. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom CS/FA