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Fires continue to burn in downtown Bangkok on May 19, as Thai government forces crack down on the Red Shirt protesters.
Thai troops round up protesters as they surrender.
Smoke billows from Bangkok's downtown commercial where the Red Shirt demonstrators had their camp.
Thai soldiers line up behind a tank before attacking the Red Shirt camp on the morning of May 19.
Red Shirt protesters cry as the group's anti-government leaders announce their surrender inside the protesters' camp on May 19.
The covered body of a protester lies on the street while firefighters put out a fire during the early morning attack on the Red Shirt's Bangkok camp on May 19.
A Buddhist monk detained by Thai soldiers sits with his hands bound on May 19, 2010.
Thai soldiers prepare for May 19th's early-morning attack on the Red Shirt's camp.
An anti-government protester takes refuge from the fighting on May 18.
Thai residents run down the street sidewalk near heavy fighting on May 18.
A protester throws wood onto a fire on a major street in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 17.
''Red Shirt'' protesters carry a man who was shot during the clash between demonstrators and security forces on May 16.
Anti-government demonstrators throw tires toward an already burnt truck.
A protester takes shelter behind a barricade made of tires during a violent exchange on May 16.
A large group of protesters huddles close to the ground after several gun shots are heard, as hundreds of protesters gather under the highway bridge nearby.
One man peers out from behind a wall of tires after several gun shots are fired on May 16.
Red-shirt protesters flee from military gunfire on May 15.
A Red Shirt protester runs between burning tires aflame in the middle of a Bangkok street.
A man receives assistance from other protesters after being shot on May 17.
A protester throws a Molotov cocktail toward Thai security forces on May 16.
Thai security forces take position as the violence in the central part of the city escalates on May 15.
A man yells to other demonstrators about nearby military gunfire on May 16.
On May 15, Bangkok residents run across a street in front of burning tires.
A red shirt protester carries the Thai flag as tires burn and the violence in central part of the city escalates on May 15.
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