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In pictures: Eating insects in Thailand
Long hours

Like most of the Thais who sell and eat insects, Areerat and Udon come from an impoverished part of north-eastern Thailand, with few other employment opportunities.

They travel down to Bangkok for months at a time, leaving their daughter in the care of relatives.

“I can make 1000 baht ($32) a night,” Areerat says.

But it is also hard work – cooking during the afternoon, plying the streets of Bangkok’s entertainment district until 2am, then going to the early market to buy supplies.

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