Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A Midnight Motorcade -- Thailand's Generals Zoom Past

There are those times in your life when you wish you had turned the video switch on your camera instead of taking a still shot. This was one of those moments. We were at the UN building corner, beside the golden arch. There was a siren. Then the sound of cars approaching. Then loud applause broke out among the people lining the road as Thailand's generals, the leaders of the coup d'etat sped past us. The motorcade consisted of 15, maybe 20 vehicles: SUVs and cars. It was an exhilarating moment. The loud applause was what really struck me. Here's what it looked like:

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