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An army boat ferries people and supplies in western Bangkok. The army, whose reputation had been severally damaged by its handling of the Red Shirt protests the year before, seemed to get a PR boost from the floods, during which it managed not to shoot anyone at all.<br />
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Thailand's worst floods for 50 years finally reached the suburbs of Bangkok in October 2011. While the government dithered and argued with itself, more than 200 people died.

An army boat ferries people and supplies in western Bangkok. The army, whose reputation had been severally damaged by its handling of the Red Shirt protests the year before, seemed to get a PR boost from the floods, during which it managed not to shoot anyone at all.

Thailand's worst floods for 50 years finally reached the suburbs of Bangkok in October 2011. While the government dithered and argued with itself, more than 200 people died.

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