New Year Songkran festival begins in Bangkok

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Revellers take part in a water fight at Songkran Festival marking the Thai new year celebrations in Bangkok streets on April 13, 2017. April being the hottest month of the year sees the entire country go bananas in friendly water fights and street parties that last nearly a week. (REUTERS)

Revellers take part in a water fight at Songkran Festival marking the Thai new year celebrations in Bangkok streets on April 13, 2017. April being the hottest month of the year sees the entire country go bananas in friendly water fights and street parties that last nearly a week. (REUTERS)

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A water fight in progress at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok on April 13, 2017. Locals and visitors are not spared from being doused with water during the three-day national festival held throughout Thailand. (REUTERS)

A water fight in progress at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok on April 13, 2017. Locals and visitors are not spared from being doused with water during the three-day national festival held throughout Thailand. (REUTERS)

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A girl aims a water pistol at the camera during Songkran, Thailand's traditional New Year festival, on Silom road in Bangkok. (AFP)

A girl aims a water pistol at the camera during Songkran, Thailand's traditional New Year festival, on Silom road in Bangkok. (AFP)

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Revellers react at a foam party during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok. Major streets are closed to traffic as they become the center for such foam and water fight parties. (REUTERS)

Revellers react at a foam party during Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok. Major streets are closed to traffic as they become the center for such foam and water fight parties. (REUTERS)

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A reveller reacts at a foam party during Songkran Festival celebrations. The festival is by far the most important event of the year for the Thai people. (REUTERS)

A reveller reacts at a foam party during Songkran Festival celebrations. The festival is by far the most important event of the year for the Thai people. (REUTERS)

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Locals take part in a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok. (REUTERS)

Locals take part in a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok. (REUTERS)

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