[Bangkok, June 16. Image via Getty]

A woman cleans the ears of her daughter with a cotton bud in a Bangkok slum on June 16, 2009. Thailand's economy entered recession in the first quarter of this year as growth shrank by a bigger-than-expected 7.1 percent due to tumbling exports, the worst since the 1997 Asian financial crisis. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)