Astonishing pictures show young children handling huge machine guns as part of Thailand’s national Children’s Day

These astonishing pictures show young children in Thailand’s capital Bangkok as they are allowed to handle guns as part of annual holiday Children’s Day.

The pictures, which were taken today, show children as young as three and four years old touching machine guns at the Royal Thai Navy Academy in south Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai national Children’s Day is celebrated annually on every second Saturday in January.