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Thailand's dirty secret by Abbie Trayler-Smith (28 images)

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There is another side to the Land of Smiles. In Thailand's deep south, only 150 miles from its tourist-filled beaches, 1.8 million people are living under martial law. Bombs, disappearances, torture and murder are everyday events. The Thai government now has 65,000 soldiers and militiamen stationed here, locked in a cruel and apparently unwinnable conflict with a network of insurgents. The region's largely Muslim population is turning against the government and the very notion of being Thai,...
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