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Bangkok's airports resume after a week long protest

2008-12-04 06:13:59 GMT2008-12-04 14:13:59 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Tourists from Greece pose as they exit an Thai Airways flight from Phuket, the first to land at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport December 3, 2008, after a week long anti-government protest paralyzed air travel. Anti-government protesters lifted their crippling, eight-day blockade of Thailand's main airport on Wednesday, raising the hopes of 230,000 stranded tourists even though there is no end in sight to the wider political crisis. [Agencies]

Journalists and airport officials watch the first Thai Airways flight with passengers, arriving from Phuket, land at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport December 3, 2008, after a week long anti-government protest paralyzed air travel. Anti-government protesters lifted their crippling, eight-day blockade of Thailand's main airport on Wednesday, raising the hopes of 230,000 stranded tourists even though there is no end in sight to the wider political crisis. [Agencies]

Passengers board a Thai Airways flight to Sydney at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, the first international flight to depart after a week long anti-government protest paralyzed air travel December 3, 2008. Anti-government protesters lifted their crippling, eight-day blockade of Thailand's main airport on Wednesday, raising the hopes of 230,000 stranded tourists even though there is no end in sight to the wider political crisis. [Agencies]

A flight attendant for Royal Jordanian Airlines chats on her phone after her plane landed at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, the first international flight after a week long anti-government protest paralyzed air travel, December 3, 2008. [Agencies]

An anti-government protester leaves Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport December 3, 2008. Thailand's main international airport should be back to normal in two days, its general manager said on Wednesday as anti-government protesters packed up and left at the end of an eight-day blockade. [Agencies]

Anti-government protesters lifted their crippling, eight-day blockade of Thailand's main airport on Wednesday, raising the hopes of 230,000 stranded tourists even though there is no end in sight to the wider political crisis.

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