When packing for an adventure near or far, some people won't go anywhere without their best friend. Ann Watts carries a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix named 'Shanti' in her backpack for a bike ride along the water at Oceanside Harbor in Oceanside, Calif., in 2006.
For many Thais, the military coup last week was a familiar scene. Although Thailand has had 12 successful coups, this one is a sharper turn, with a stronger ideological element.
The former education minister was detained today after emerging from hiding to urge a return to civilian rule. The military has summoned over 200 journalists, academics, and businessmen.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the move should help Thailand's image after months of often-violent street protests against her government, which faces legal challenges to its tenure.