A day in photos

  • 2 Aug 2017 at 20:47
  • Newspaper section: Photo

A good cabbie and a stranded elderly man are featured events on Aug 2, 2017.

Chinese tourist He Wenting hugs driver Cheep Nirandon and thanks him for returning her purse with more than 30,000 baht in cash left in his taxi from a hotel to Suvarnabhumi airport. — Somchai Poomlard

Somchai Wongsawat waves to supporters as he walks into the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions to hear the ruling on the yellow-shirt crackdown. The court has judged the former prime minister and three other defendants not guilty over the forceful dispersal of the protesters in 2008. — Chanat Katanyu

Suk Taothuen, 79, sits patiently outside an upstairs window at his flooded house in Chaturat district in Chaiyaphum, as relief supplies finally reach him. — Makkawan Wannakul

Buyers examine jade stones on sale, displayed at the 54th Myanmar Jade and Gems Emporium in Nay Pyi Taw. The event runs from Aug 2-11. — EPA

Seized Tusks scales are shown by Malaysian officials after a press conference at the Customs office in Sepang. Officials said that 75.74 kilogrammes of ivory worth 275,000 ringgit (2.13 million baht) and 300 kilogrammes of pangolin scales worth 3.86 million ringgit have been seized at two separate locations within Kuala Lumpur International Airport's free trade zone warehouse. — AP

Tourists sit as they wait for a sunset in front of Fatahillah Museum in Jakarta's Old Town. — Reuters

A Chinese tourist poses next to the Asean logo ahead of the 50th Asean Foreign Ministers meeting in Manila. — Reuters

People survey the destruction a day after a suicide bomb attack at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Herat, Afghanistan. At least 29 people were killed and 63 were wounded when two suicide bombers attacked the Jawadia Mosque during evening prayers on Aug 1. — EPA

A devotee offers prayers to an idol, a day after "Dashama" Festival during which Hindu devotees keep the idols of goddess Dashama in their house for 10 days before immersing or keeping them near the banks of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, India. — Reuters

Young people clean graves at the cemetery of war prisoners from both world wars in Lambinowice, Poland. Some 30 Polish, German and Ukrainian youth are participating in the 22nd international clean-up camp, which aims to preserve historical memory and to integrate people of different nationalities. — EPA

A member of Brazil's Homeless Workers Movement (MTST) reacts during a protest against Brazil President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo. — Reuters

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