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Monday December 06 2004 15:51 GMT
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Origami birds fly into Thailand
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In Thailand around 100 million origami birds like this one were dropped from planes to help promote peace in the country.
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People all across Thailand got involved with folding the peace birds.
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The Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra folded a peace bird after a meeting. He also signed one of the birds. If a child finds the specially signed bird they will win a scholarship.
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The birds were not just made out of paper. Some people folded birds out of brightly coloured plastic or bank notes.
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People tried to collect as many paper birds as they could find.
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The airdrop was organised to promote peace in the south of Thailand which is suffering from outbreaks of violence.
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Although the Prime Minister said that the paper birds had helped promote peace, violence still continued in southern Thailand.
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Thousands of people looked up to the sky as more than 50 planes dropped the carefully folded birds.
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Although the peace birds were a popular idea some people criticised it saying that traditional ways of promoting peace should not be forgotten.
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