Top: Chulalongkorn University freshmen prostrate themselves in plastic Thursday at the annual initiation ceremony. Story: Chula Professors Tackle Student Trying to Leave Initiation (Video)

Rain was the backdrop for most everything that happened this past week, from a devastating flood crisis that has killed more than 20 people to a university initiation ceremony gone sour. Here’s what the week looked like in images. Find more on our FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram.

 

Miss Universe Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp Ehren, at center, with runners-up Paweensuda Drouin, at left, and Supaporn Ritthipruek, at right, Monday at Khaosod. Story: Multicultural ‘Maria’ Crowned Miss Universe Thailand

 

Former premier Yingluck Shinawatra makes a wai to a supporter Tuesday outside the court where she gave her closing statement in her malfeasance trial. Story: Asking for Justice, Yingluck Tells Court She is Victim of ‘Political Game’

 

Former premier Somchai Wongsawat waves Wednesday outside the Supreme Court, which acquitted him of charges that he overstepped his power by ordering a 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters. Story: Former PM Somchai Acquitted by Supreme Court

 

Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2016 Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin and this year’s contestants Monday at Khaosod in Bangkok.

 

Farmers fish Wednesday in the flood-swollen Yom River in Phitsanulok province. Story: 30 Provinces on Flash Flood Alert, Death Toll Climbs to 23

 

A farmer sets fishing traps Wednesday in Phitsanulok province. Flooded paddies from recent rains means farmers must fish for gouramis to sell to merchants who make pla raa, or fermented fish, from them. Story: 30 Provinces on Flash Flood Alert, Death Toll Climbs to 23

 

Fishermen from Samut Prakan province protest Thursday at the Administrative Court in Bangkok against the Ministry of Agriculture’s closure of fishing in the Gulf of Thailand.

 

A young woman splashes into a puddle Wednesday at the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division in Bangkok, where a camp to reform members of teen biker gangs known as dek van is being held.

 

Flooded Kalasin province residents receive food Thursday by boat. Story: 30 Provinces on Flash Flood Alert, Death Toll Climbs to 23

 

A traffic-clogged road during stormy weather Thursday in Bangkok. Story: Storm Storms Into Bangkok as Millions Reel From Flooding

 

Progress of Rama IX’s crematorium as of Thursday, where a blue foundation has been added. The cremation is scheduled for October.

 

A Chanthaburi man prays Monday to a coconut he believes resembles the No. 9, bidding it to reveal winning lottery numbers to him.

 

A freshman at the Chulalongkorn University initiation ceremony smiles in her raincoat.

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