Suthep Thaugsuban, a former deputy prime minister who ordered a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010 and later encouraged a coup against the elected government, arrives at court on Thursday. In recent weeks, Suthep has become a Buddhist monk. Narong Sangnak/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attends a meeting with the Election Commission in Bangkok on Wednesday. The commission has recommended fresh elections to be held July 20. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Thai soldiers check the site of a bomb explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday. At least 22 people, including three children, were wounded in a bomb explosion near an anti-government protest site. Rachen Sageamsak/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Protesters demanding the right to vote argue with security and election officials at a district office in Bangkok on Sunday after anti-government protesters shut down the station. Damir Sagolj/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Anti-government protesters run as an explosion takes place near their vehicle during a gunfight between supporters and opponents of Thailand's government near Laksi district office in Bangkok on Saturday. Nir Elias/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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An anti-government supporter displays her donations for the cause during a street rally in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday. Thailand has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and its surrounding areas to cope with anti-government protests that have stirred up violent attacks. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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