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Thailand's Songkran Water Festival

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, Thailand April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, Thailand April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, Thailand April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People play with water guns during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water guns during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water guns during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran, which marks the start of the Thai New Year in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran, which marks the start of the Thai New Year in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran, which marks the start of the Thai New Year in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A reporter reacts while reporting as people and elephants play with water in the background as part of celebrations for Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A reporter reacts while reporting as people and elephants play with water in the background as part of celebrations for Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A reporter reacts while reporting as people and elephants play with water in the background as part of celebrations for Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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An elephant calf yawns as mahouts paint elephants ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

An elephant calf yawns as mahouts paint elephants ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

An elephant calf yawns as mahouts paint elephants ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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An elephant calf dances with people as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

An elephant calf dances with people as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

An elephant calf dances with people as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 14. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Mahouts paint an elephant ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Mahouts paint an elephant ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Mahouts paint an elephant ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Mahouts paint an elephant ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Mahouts paint an elephant ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Mahouts paint an elephant ahead of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran in Ayutthaya, April 11. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People play with water pistols during Songkran Water Festival to celebrate Thai New Year, in Bangkok, April 13. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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