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Sometimes you never know when the opportunity for an interesting selfie will present itself.
When Thailand's military declared martial law early on Tuesday, troops appeared on the streets at some key intersections in Bangkok. But this didn't necessarily mean the situation was tense.
Ain't no selfie like a Thai coup selfie pic.twitter.com/iaHScxbu6c— the grugq (@thegrugq) May 20, 2014
Bangkok residents going about their morning routine didn't hesitate to stop and snap a few photos on their smartphones.
Some posed with soldiers, who complied amiably.
Read: Thailand's army declares martial law, denies coup
Others, like two young women, did what their counterparts all around the world do millions of times a day: grab a selfie. The only difference, however, was that their photo was with the soldiers and their guns and equipment sitting close behind.
Woman stops for a selfie in the middle of Thailand's coup pic.twitter.com/BJxT3uYwds— Hywel Jones (@JonesTheWords) May 20, 2014