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In pictures: Harvesting birds' nests
Sound of music

As dawn breaks in violence-wracked southern Thailand, a welcome sound fills the air.

Thousands of birds stream from the eaves of houses in the region, bringing their birdsong with them.

It is not only the birdsí sounds, though, that the locals have come to enjoy. An increasing number of people see these swiftlets as a way to make money, by harvesting their nests to make soup for Chinese restaurants.

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