Thai army cracks down on protesters

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Violent street clashes between anti-government protesters and the Thai military have escalated in recent days. So far at least 20 people have been killed and 154 injured in the unrest. (Getty Images)
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Soldiers shoot at red shirt protesters in central Bangkok, Thailand. The government has closed parts of the city and declared another as a 'Live Fire Zone.' (Getty Images)
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Anti-government red shirt protester flies the Thai flag as a fellow protesters advance up a street in a central part of the city. A state of emergency is in effect that spreads to 17 provinces in the country. (Getty Images)
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An anti-government protester is detained by Thai military forces during street clashes. (Getty Images)
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Thai security forces take position and point toward to anti-government protesters. (Getty Images)
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An anti-government protester is detained by Thai military forces during street clashes on May 14, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters and military clashed in central Bangkok after the government launched an operation to disperse anti-government protesters who have closed parts of the city for two months. (Getty Images)
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Thai security forces take position and point toward to Anti-government protester 'Red shirt' as the violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. So far at least 154 have been injured and over 20 killed in the clashes as the military and the government launched an operation to disperse anti-government protesters who have closed parts of the city for two months. A state of emergency is in effect that spreads to 17 provinces in the country. The Thai army declared certain protest areas where clashes are taking place as a 'Live Fire Zone.' (Getty Images)