Top photos of June 2017

A selection of photographs by the Bangkok Post staff for the month of June 2017.



Performers covered with mud join a parade to mark the annual Phi Ta Khon Festival, the festival of ghosts, held in Dan Sai district of Loei province on June 25. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


A halo around the sun is spotted in the sky above the Don Muang area on June 29, prompting people to take photos of this rare natural phenomenon. — PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL


An unusual sculpture of a deity wearing sunglasses is seen on a lintel above the ubosot of Wat Insi in Phitsanulok's Muang district on June 29. — CHINAWAT SINGHA


A group of more than 1,000 health insurance advocates led by People's Health Systems Movement gather in front of Government House to demand the government scrap its move to amend the National Health Security Act. — THANARAK KHUNTON


A Spiderman doing somersaults during the Spider-Mania Fans Meet event to promote the film release in Bangkok at Siam Paragon Shopping Complex on June 29. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


Officials from City Hall's Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation wear gas masks and full protective clothing during the 2017 C-MAX, an anti-terrorism drill which simulates a terrorist bomb attack and gas leak at the Thai-Japanese Stadium in the capital on June 27. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


'Queen of Scorpions' Kanchana Ketkaew is partially covered in the insects at Ripley's Believe It or Not! In Pattaya on June 3. She is holder of two Guinness World Records for living with 5,000 live scorpions in a glass case for 33 days and 33 nights and for holding a live scorpion in her mouth for three minutes and 28 seconds without being stung. — PATTARACHAI PREECHAPANICH


A pitbull dog trying to climb on three metres height of wall for food in the Thailand International Dog Show 2017 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani on June 29. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


Student activist Rome Rangsiman is escorted by police officers as he arrives at the Bangkok Military Court on June 26 to answer charges of defying a political gathering ban and trying to disrupt the draft charter referendum last year. —PATTARACHAI PREECHAPANICH


A crane stands upright as workers attempt to dislodge a large beam it was carrying to the Green Line electric train construction site near the air force headquarters on June 7. The weight of the beam caused the vehicle to tip upright while being unloaded. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


A parent in fancy dress escorts a student across the road outside Assumption Convent Silom School as she helps direct traffic in the morning on June 8. A number of parents have volunteered to carry out the role before and after school. — APICHART JINAKUL


Tourists are taking a photo of 55 metres long decommissioned aeroplane at ChangChui, new collaborative art space in Bangkok on June 27. — PATIPAT JANTHONG


Models show Nonthaburi 'kanyao' durian at an auction held at the Durian Fair at CentralPlaza West Gate in Nonthaburi on June 10. All proceeds will go to charities in Nonthaburi. — PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL


Scenes from the Royal Thai Navy's HTMS Naresuan frigate in the Gulf of Thailand taken during the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise with the United States in Sattahip district, Chon Buri province, on June 5. — CHANAT KATANYU


Over 100 people try to round up 200 pigs and wild boars at Wat King Kaew, a large temple complex in Samut Prakan's Bang Phli district on June 14. The temple wants the animals relocated to a shelter in Nan province after complaints were lodged about their smell. — SOMCHAI POOMLARD


Participants practice a mass yoga routine on the lawn of Chulalongkorn University to mark the International Day of Yoga on June 18. The event was co-organised by the Indian embassy and the university's Indian Studies Centre. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


Young Korean performers of the Little Angels troupe gather for a cultural performance for the Youth and Students for Peace in Asia-Pacific conference at Impact Arena on June 13. — WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL


Black paddy is planted among green rice to create an image of the late King with the message 'King Rama IX's Science' in an experimental rice field at the Rice Department in Chatuchak district. The image was produced to mark National Rice and Farmers Day on June 3. — KRIT PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN


A female student and a man try jumping over floods to reach a footpath after getting off a bus in Pathum Thani's Rangsit area on June 5. — APICHIT JINAKUL


A lightning flashes above the construction of the Royal Funeral Pyre for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang on June 21. The Fine Arts Department has reported about 52% progress in the construction ahead of the Oct 26 royal funeral. — PATIPAT JANTHONG

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