April 10: Day in pictures

Updated: Apr 10, 2013 13:04 IST

Relatives and friends gather around recruits sitting cross-legged during an army draft held at a school in Klong Toey, the dockside slum area in Bangkok. It is mandatory for men over 21 to serve in the Thai army. Those who volunteer serve six months while others choose the annual lottery, which goes on for 10 days in recruitment centres around Thailand. A red card means serving for two years, with the chance of a posting in the dangerous south. (Reuters)
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Relatives and friends gather around recruits sitting cross-legged during an army draft held at a school in Klong Toey, the dockside slum area in Bangkok. It is mandatory for men over 21 to serve in the Thai army. Those who volunteer serve six months while others choose the annual lottery, which goes on for 10 days in recruitment centres around Thailand. A red card means serving for two years, with the chance of a posting in the dangerous south. (Reuters)

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