Photo of the Day: Thai Police Take Position in Torrential Downpours

Heavy rain falls on policemen taking positions as rubber farmers protest near the airport in Surat Thani

Heavy rain falls on policemen taking positions as rubber farmers protest near the airport in Surat Thani September 4, 2013. Tens of thousands of Thai rubber farmers protesting against a sharp drop in prices escalated protests across southern Thailand on Wednesday, cutting off access to large swathes of the region by blocking roads leading to tourist and commercial hubs. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS AGRICULTURE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX136ZEAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Heavy rain falls on policemen taking position as rubber farmers protest near the airport in Surat Thani, Thailand. Tens of thousands of Thai rubber farmers demonstrating against a sharp drop in prices have taken to the streets, cutting off access to large swathes of the region by blocking roads leading to tourist and commercial hubs.

Athit Perawongmetha is a full-time freelance photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His images have been printed international is newspapers and publications across the globe. See more of his work here.

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