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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 January, 2005, 23:41 GMT
In pictures: Children's Day in Thailand
Children gather in a Krabi park during Children's Day Celebrations
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It was Children's Day in Thailand on Saturday, where children are traditionally handed presents.
Schoolchildren in Krabi in their mess hall
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Even areas affected by the tsunami organised celebrations in an effort to help everyone focus on something more light-hearted.
Pupils in traditional costume line-up before for their performance in a Krabi school (photo: Dirk Peters)
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Despite the trauma of the last two weeks, the children of Phi Phi island, which was devastated by the waves, danced and sang to mark the occasion at a school in Krabi on the mainland.
Smiling children in Krabi (Photo: Dirk Peters)
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Some of them even managed to forget about their woes.
Deputy prime minister Sutham Saengpratoom in Krabi
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Deputy Prime Minister Sutham Saengpratoom and other government officials were there, talking about the relief effort and handing out campaign flyers for next month's election.
Children in a refugee camp with their gifts
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Even children in the camps were able to celebrate, although the reality of their situation was never far away.




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