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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Coup? What coup? Some tourists party on in Thailand

A couple of Western tourists snap a souvenir photo at a Wat Pho temple in Bangkok on Tuesday, The drama of Thailand's military takeover has played out mainly in the political arena. While the army detains political leaders and issues stern warnings on TV, tourists are kicking back on the country’s famed beaches and sightseeing in Bangkok. The main impact on visitors for now is a 10 p.m. curfew, which forces nightlife to close four hours earlier.