A Thai lights a candle near the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection the day after the explosion in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Thai authorities said Tuesday that they were hunting a man shown on security footage strolling into a packed religious shrine wearing a bright yellow T-shirt and depositing a bomb-laden backpack before an explosion that killed 22 people. The attack occurred Monday in one of the Thai capital's most popular tourism hubs, ripping through a crowd of worshippers at the Hindu shrine close to five-star hotels and upscale shopping malls.Police released images showing the man, who appeared young, slightly built, and wearing a yellow T-shirt and dark shorts, walking into the shrine with a backpack.Police spokesman Prawut Thavorn said the man left the scene aboard a motorcycle taxi, which are common in Bangkok, and the blast occurred three minutes later.Zachary Abuza, an independent expert on Thai security, told AFP he doubted it was in the interests of the anti-junta groups to carry out such an attack.
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