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Last Updated: Monday, 14 April, 2003, 15:03 GMT 16:03 UK
Thai new year festival in pictures
Thai women getting wet
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Thais are celebrating the Songkran new year festival with mass water fights
Thai men get wet
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Songkran is Thailand's biggest public holiday, lasting five days. It is also a chance to cool down at the hottest time of year
Thai women getting wet
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The Thai Government had asked women to refrain from wearing skimpy tops at the festival
Girl throws water at car
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The weekend's festivities have been accompanied by a dramatic increase in road accidents
Foreigners throwing water at each other in Bangkok
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Bangkok's foreign tourists joined in the fun
A Cambodian woman prays at a temple in Phnom Penh
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Cambodia, Burma and Laos are also celebrating new year this week


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