Top 10 Thai News Photos

It was a very eventful year in Thailand during 2006, what with the 60th Anniversay of the reign of His Majesty the King and the Bloodless Coup. All of these events were repoted about daily in our sister blog over at We thought it would be interesting to construct a Top 10 of the most popular photos blogged from 2006. These pictures might not have been the most major events, however, they reflect what the general public was interested in when they searched for keywords on search engines. I will post the winners for the Top 5 tomorrow. Can you guess what they will be?
(6) Thai Fighting Cocks


Two Thai men look at fighting cocks engage in a fight on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. The Thai government on Tuesday declared 29 provinces in the country’s northern and central including Bangkok bird flu emergency zones, a move that will allow it to more easily make payments to farmers whose birds are slaughtered. The move, came in the wake of several new outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 virus among poultry and two human fatalities, the first in more than eight months. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

(7) Thai King’s 60th Anniversary Ceremony

Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Aduljadej (L) and Queen Sirikit wave to tens of thousands of well-wishers on his 60th anniversary to the throne in Bangkok, June 9, 2006. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

(8) Touring Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi airport

A Thai monk tours the new Suvarnabhumi airport, a month before its expected opening date. In order to familiarize Thai people with Bangkok’s new international airport, Thai authorities have opened the arrival and departure lounges for tour groups.  (ThaiPhotoBlogs/Richard Barrow)

(9) Thai 60 baht Bank Note

A Thai official shows the 60 baht bank note at a Bank of Thailand branch in Bangkok May 26, 2006. The new note was issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

(10) John Mark Karr


John Mark Karr (C) is escorted from a news conference in Bangkok August 17, 2006. The American primary school teacher accused of killing six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey at Christmas 1996, said on Thursday her death was an accident. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND)

(11) Royal Barge Procession – Bangkok
(12) Kids Learn Muay Thai
(13) Bangkok Floods
(14) Pictures of Floods in Thailand
(15) Luca Toni in Bangkok
(16) Pamela Fitzpatrick
(17) Thailand Wins Miss Smile
(18) Surayud Chulanont
(19) Thai Bra Protest
(20) Thai Royal Barge Procession

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