Top: Mr. Russky Sri Ayudhya, a Muay Thai-fighting polar bear, the mascot for the 120th anniversary of Russian-Thai relations, poses Thursday with university students at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read: Celebrate 120 Years of Thai-Russian Relations at July Festival

Activists protested and Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, as the heat made everyone from farmers to policemen – even a Russian mascot – bear the sweltering sun this week. Find more on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Thai Muslims celebrate Hari Raya, or Eid al-Fitr, Wednesday at Pak Bara Beach in Satun province.


Friends of activist “Pai Dao Din” perform a “dab” move to show support for him Thursday in front of Khon Kaen Criminal Court, where he stood trial on lese majeste charge.



A halo seen around the sun Thursday morning in Bangkok.


Police officers pose with the century-old sign of Lao Sun Kee grocery store on Tuesday. The century-old sign was stolen but returned through the mail. Read: Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner


While many Bangkok university students take internships at companies or summer classes, Wanladar Kantaponjaruntorn, 21, instead opted to work as a security guard at Future Park Rangsit. Read: Meet the Uni Student Working as a Mall Cop


Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha samples a dish of duck “laab” he cooked Tuesday at an exhibition about northeastern goods at Government House.


Narong Wawisai, 53, transplants rice from a paddy-sown field to a wet field Saturday in Surin province. Farmers have to transplant the rice due to the recent heavy rains.


The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band performs Wednesday night at Studio Lam in Bangkok.


Princess Sirindhorn and junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha host a meeting Wednesday to discuss preparations for the late King Bhumibol’s cremation ceremony.


Fans on July 23 dressed up in traditional Thai dresses for Britney’s first concert in Thailand. Read: Fans Unleash Inner Britneys at Thai Debut Concert (Photos)


Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha performs his weekly exercises during Workout Wednesday in front of Government House. Read: Politicos Urge Prayuth to Come Clean Over ‘Junta Party’

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