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In pictures: Bangkok blasts

A Thai policeman inspects the damage at a shop in a market in Bangkok.

A series of explosions hit several parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, on New Year's Eve.

Police search for clues at the scene of a bomb attack.

The rare event sent police searching for clues as to who might have planted the devices.

Bomb squad officers search for clues at the scene of a bomb explosion.

Initial thinking appeared to blame supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted as prime minister in September.

Bangkok police gather near a command post after it was announced that New Year's celebrations in the Thai capital would be cancelled following bomb blasts in Bangkok

The authorities cancelled major public celebrations to usher in the New Year.

Bangkok police patrol with dogs following an announcement closing New Year's celebrations in the Thai capital in Bangkok

Many people made their way home as watchful police began enforcing the order.

Thai bar hostesses celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

But these bar hostesses were among those determined to enjoy the countdown.

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