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Blocked polls mar Thai vote; 7 hurt in Bangkok gunfight

Posted: February 2, 2014 at 4:32 a.m.

People take cover Saturday in Bangkok behind Thai soldiers who were sent to rescue them amid clashes between anti-government groups and government supporters.

Thailand’s tense national election got underway this morning with protesters forcing the closure of several polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed a day after gun battles in Bangkok left seven people wounded.

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A Thai anti-government protester crawls to cover Saturday in Bangkok after pro-government gunmen opened fire on his and other... (By: WASON WANICHAKORN) (Credit: AP)

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