Thai protesters have called a truce for King Bhumibol's 86th birthday. For now, at least, the capital city Bangkok is quiet.
Several days of violence, which resulted in the death of five people and hundreds injured, ended ahead of King Bhumibol's 86th birthday on December 5.
Here, protesters dance on the streets. They see the truce as a victory.
Instead of fighting, the city started literally cleaning up its act in preparation for the Thai king's birthday.
Anti-government demonstrators pose for pictures around barbed wires that are being removed.
Police can finally rest after being on the edge for weeks.
The protesters say they stopped fighting only out of consideration for the king.
A demonstrator checks a police vehicle burnt at the beginning of the week of King Bhumibol's birthday.
The police headquarters, a major flashpoint during the anti-government protests, is now calm. The riot police opened the doors to protestors.
Thailand's military government says it wants to hold elections early next year, after the generals cemented their control over the state and its institutions. Some observers say the "Thai people's patience has run out."
After four years in power, the military junta that initially promised a general election in 2015 but postponed it several times, is keeping Thais guessing as to when or whether they'll be able to elect a new government.
Thailand's attractiveness as a tourist destination remains evergreen as millions of tourists continue to flock to the Southeast Asian nation, providing much needed momentum to its economy. But challenges remain.
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