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Anniversary of Thailand protests showcases depth of continuing divide

The story told in history books of what happened in May 2010 will depend, at least temporarily, on who wins the general election campaign launched this week.

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A Thai anti-government 'red shirt' protester throws wood onto a fire on a major Bangkok street during clashes May 17, 2010.

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Anti-government 'red shirt' supporters were detained after their encampment was penetrated by soldiers in Bangkok on May 19, 2010.

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Detainees lie on the ground during an operation to evict anti-government 'red shirt' protesters from their encampment in Bangkok on May 19, 2010.

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An anti-government protester uses a slingshot against Thai soldiers May 18, 2010 in Bangkok.

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A Thai demonstrator uses a slingshot to launch a firecracker towards army positions in downtown Bangkok on May 18, 2010.

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A Thai soldier peeps through sandbags at a barricade on Rama IV Road in Bangkok on May 18, 2010.

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