The Corner

One Afternoon in Bangkok

A reader updates a story from earlier this week:

A later version of the same story

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/29/tsunami.diver/index.html included a

response from the embassy. They say on that day they had technical problems

making photos and were saving the equipment only for those in desperate need

while those who were able to pay for photos were asked to get them

elsewhere. Does not sound totally unreasonable to me, especially considering

that they must have also been very busy issuing a huge number of new

passports, and they could not outsource THAT to some local street vendor (at

least I hope they did not).

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