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Volunteer firefighters work to put out a blaze at a residential building in central Bangkok. Despite the building being completely destroyed no one was seriously injured.

Volunteer firefighters check an alleyway for spot fires caused by a blaze in a nearby building during one of the hottest and driest months of the year in Bangkok.

After a brief appearance ASSK heads into a hall at the market complex. Crowds—some of whom had been there from the day before—are not permitted to enter, but a select few are bussed in to attend ASSK's address. This makes many understandably upset as their chances of speaking to or getting close to the Lady become increasingly slim.

Vets pump the chest of a large adult male tiger in a bid to resuscitate it after it stopped breathing once the sedative took effect. Nearly 140 tigers were confiscated during a raid by wildlife officials at Thailand's 'Tiger Temple'

Jinda, a farmer in Suphanburi province surveys a field where he tried to grow beans instead of rice due to a shortage of water. Severe drought conditions and limited water flowing through nearby irrigated canals have forced many farmers to be selective and grow more drought resistant crops.

One of the long-time volunteers at Kanchanaburi's 'Tiger Temple' put it bluntly: "These tigers are safer here than they are in the wild", citing and environment of widespread smuggling, poaching and corruption that means "there's no wild left".

A young boy looks through a telescope set up by the Thai National Observatory at Benjakiti Park in Bangkok during a partial solar eclipse. At approximately 7:30am 40% of the sun was covered in shadow.

Water buffalo are led up the banks of the Salween River in Mae Hong Song province, Thailand after arriving from neighbouring Myanmar across the water.

A farmer feeds his water buffalo near a small waterhole in the Ping River near Chom Thong, Thailand. The river is dry in some places as the region struggles through a serious drought with significant rainfall still months away.

Venue staff begin removing flags and banners after the polls closed at the Democrats Abroad hosted primary voting in Bangkok, Thailand.

A home made landmine: 2 AA batteries and a metal plate make up the trigger which is then wired to a piece of bamboo or plastic tubing packed with explosives and pellets. It is a crude but easily made weapon commonly used by ethnic minorities to defend against attacks by the Burmese Military.

A man wanders near the platforms at train station in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Many of the city's homeless find refuge at the station, sleeping on benches or stationary carriages.

A precession of water markers lead down to the current water level at the Mae Kuang dam near Chiang Mai, Thailand. In the distance the tree line provides an indication of past water levels.

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a large audience of students, professionals and academics at the University of Queensland, Australia.

A young boy hitches a ride atop a train bound for Dhaka as it departs the station in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Momina, 8 and homeless lives with her family near the train station in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Each day she sorts waste collecting plastic that can be sold.

A torn Aboriginal flag waves at the site of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy near the old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.

A young child who has fallen unconscious is given an injection at a Karen village in Myanmar (Burma) near the Thai-Myanmar border.

Locals make offerings and pray during the Makha Bucha Buddhist holiday at the top of the Golden Mount Temple in Bangkok, Thailand.

Locals make offerings and pray during the Makha Bucha Buddhist holiday at the top of the Golden Mount Temple in Bangkok, Thailand.

A young boy minds a festival game at the annual Karen Revolution Day celebration in Karen State (Kaw Thoo Lei), Myanmar (Burma.

A member of the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) poses for a portrait before a bareknuckle boxing match during the Karen Revolution Day celebrations in Karen state (Kaw Thoo Lei), Myanmar (Burma).

Aboriginal youth prepare for an opening ceremony at the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy during the G20 Summit.