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Protesters are seen holding placards during the demonstration. Protesters gathered outside a shopping complex demanding the government to form a royal commission of inquiry following the release of a report by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee on the controversial RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LSC) project.Protesters are seen holding placards during the demonstration. Protesters gathered outside a shopping complex demanding the government to form a royal commission of inquiry following the release of a report by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee on the controversial RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LSC) project.

Malaysian protest on littoral combat ship (LSC) project in Kuala Lumpur

Protesters gathered outside a shopping complex demanding the government to form a royal commission of inquiry following the release of a report by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee on the controversial RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LSC) project.

A woman from the Bolivian origin dances during the parade in tribute to the Virgin of Urkupiña. The Bolivian community residing in Spain has paid its traditional tribute to the Virgin of Urkupiña (Patron Saint of the Integration of Bolivia), with an artistic and cultural parade to show that Madrid is a city that “receives, integrates and enriches”.A woman from the Bolivian origin dances during the parade in tribute to the Virgin of Urkupiña. The Bolivian community residing in Spain has paid its traditional tribute to the Virgin of Urkupiña (Patron Saint of the Integration of Bolivia), with an artistic and cultural parade to show that Madrid is a city that “receives, integrates and enriches”.

Parade in tribute to the Virgin of Urkupiña in Madrid, Spain

The Bolivian community residing in Spain has paid its traditional tribute to the Virgin of Urkupiña (Patron Saint of the Integration of Bolivia), with an artistic and cultural parade to show that Madrid is a city that “receives, integrates and enriches”.

Firefighters along with the help of the Army and Police personnel douse a fire that broke out in a shoe factory caused by a short circuit at Balaju.Firefighters along with the help of the Army and Police personnel douse a fire that broke out in a shoe factory caused by a short circuit at Balaju.

Fire at a Shoe Factory in Kathmandu, Nepal -

Fire at a Shoe Factory in Kathmandu, Nepal -

Malaysian Chinese people burn a giant paper statue of the Chinese deity "Da Shi Ye" or "Guardian God of Ghosts" during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. According to Taoist and Buddhist beliefs, the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar includes the Hungry Ghost Festival, when the Gates of Hell open to let out spirits who wander the land of the living looking for food. Food offerings are made while paper money and joss sticks are burnt to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck.Malaysian Chinese people burn a giant paper statue of the Chinese deity "Da Shi Ye" or "Guardian God of Ghosts" during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. According to Taoist and Buddhist beliefs, the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar includes the Hungry Ghost Festival, when the Gates of Hell open to let out spirits who wander the land of the living looking for food. Food offerings are made while paper money and joss sticks are burnt to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck.

Hungry Ghost Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

According to Taoist and Buddhist beliefs, the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, known as the Hungry Ghost Festival is when the Gates of Hell open to let out spirits who wander the land of the living looking for food. Food offerings are made while paper money and joss sticks are burnt to keep the spirits of dead ancestors happy and to bring good luck.

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A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A tourist trains during a surfing class in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.A tourist trains during a surfing class in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A tourist trains during a surfing class in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer spits kerosene onto a large fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.A performer spits kerosene onto a large fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer spits kerosene onto a large fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A performer dances with fire at a beach in Khao Lak. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak.

A kid surfs in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.A kid surfs in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A kid surfs in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A kid surfs in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.A kid surfs in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A kid surfs in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A surfing student walks into the sea with her teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.A surfing student walks into the sea with her teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A surfing student walks into the sea with her teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A surfing student successfully rides a wave in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.A surfing student successfully rides a wave in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A surfing student successfully rides a wave in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

Surfing students take lessons on the beach with their teachers in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.Surfing students take lessons on the beach with their teachers in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

Surfing students take lessons on the beach with their teachers in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

Surfing students attend a training near the beach in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.Surfing students attend a training near the beach in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

Surfing students attend a training near the beach in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A surfing student with big goggles practices standing on a surfboard with their teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.A surfing student with big goggles practices standing on a surfboard with their teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A surfing student with big goggles practices standing on a surfboard with their teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

Kids ride on a skateboard at a skatepark in Khao Lak.Kids ride on a skateboard at a skatepark in Khao Lak.

Kids ride on a skateboard at a skatepark in Khao Lak.

A surfing student walks into the sea with their teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.A surfing student walks into the sea with their teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A surfing student walks into the sea with their teacher in Khao Lak, the only place known for surfing in Thailand. To grow tourism in underserved areas of Thailand, the country's marketing agency, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has launched campaigns to promote international tourism to the south as a part of its "Amazing New Chapters" campaign. This specific part of the campaign targets Phuket, Phangan, and Khao Lak, an area known to be the only place to go surfing in Thailand.

A family poses for a selfie before Phang Nga Bay in Phuket.A family poses for a selfie before Phang Nga Bay in Phuket.

A family poses for a selfie before Phang Nga Bay in Phuket.

A family takes a photo together in front of Phang Nga Bay in Phuket.A family takes a photo together in front of Phang Nga Bay in Phuket.

A family takes a photo together in front of Phang Nga Bay in Phuket.

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An aerial view of Phang Nga Bay.(EDITORS NOTE: Image taken with drone) 
An aerial view of Phang Nga Bay.

(EDITORS NOTE: Image taken with drone) An aerial view of Phang Nga Bay.

A water park enthusiast braces for landing in a pool at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.A water park enthusiast braces for landing in a pool at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A water park enthusiast braces for landing in a pool at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A group of people is seen in a large raft on the side of a steep water slide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.A group of people is seen in a large raft on the side of a steep water slide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A group of people is seen in a large raft on the side of a steep water slide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A kid goes down at a steep water slide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.A kid goes down at a steep water slide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A kid goes down at a steep water slide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A young performer makes a music video in front of Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.A young performer makes a music video in front of Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A young performer makes a music video in front of Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A kid strikes a pose on the FlowRider ride at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.A kid strikes a pose on the FlowRider ride at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

A kid strikes a pose on the FlowRider ride at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket.

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Aerial view of Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the "Amazing New Chapters" campaign to grow international tourism in the southern part of Thailand, namely, Phuket, Ko Pang Ngan and Khao Lak.(EDITORS NOTE: Image taken with drone) 
Aerial view of Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the "Amazing New Chapters" campaign to grow international tourism in the southern part of Thailand, namely, Phuket, Ko Pang Ngan and Khao Lak.

(EDITORS NOTE: Image taken with drone) Aerial view of Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the "Amazing New Chapters" campaign to grow international tourism in the southern part of Thailand, namely, Phuket, Ko Pang Ngan and Khao Lak.

(EDITORS NOTE: Image taken with drone) 
People are seen on rafts going through a large waterslide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the "Amazing New Chapters" campaign to grow international tourism in the southern part of Thailand, namely, Phuket, Ko Pang Ngan and Khao Lak.(EDITORS NOTE: Image taken with drone) 
People are seen on rafts going through a large waterslide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the "Amazing New Chapters" campaign to grow international tourism in the southern part of Thailand, namely, Phuket, Ko Pang Ngan and Khao Lak.

(EDITORS NOTE: Image taken with drone) People are seen on rafts going through a large waterslide at Andamanda Waterpark in Phuket. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched the "Amazing New Chapters" campaign to grow international tourism in the southern part of Thailand, namely, Phuket, Ko Pang Ngan and Khao Lak.