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People In Thailand Are Taking Selfies With Soldiers Because What Else Do You Do During A Coup In 2014

Year of the selfie, meet this year's Thai coup.

Posted on May 22, 2014, at 6:51 p.m. ET

Last time Thailand had a coup was 2006.

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People took pictures with soldiers like this.

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Now it's the year of the selfie — and when the military seizes power, people do this.

But first, let me take a selfie. #coup #thailand

Mina Fayek@minafayek

But first, let me take a selfie. #coup #thailand

7:04 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And this.

Thailand: Birthplace of the martial law selfie http://t.co/3TVCn9eEg6 #world #security

The Washington Times@WashTimes

Thailand: Birthplace of the martial law selfie http://t.co/3TVCn9eEg6 #world #security

12:24 PM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And this.

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There is still some of this.

Coup de Selfie—new term in international affairs coined by @mkusen #thailand #coupdetat http://t.co/pUYovprCeA

Jacob Brown@jacbrwn

Coup de Selfie—new term in international affairs coined by @mkusen #thailand #coupdetat http://t.co/pUYovprCeA

4:23 PM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Off to Bangkok! #keepsafe #coup."

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