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Dec 28, 2014

Elephant Festival in Nepal

Elephant Festival in Nepal

Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant festival, which involves elephant races, elephants playing an exhibition soccer match and taking part in various other sporting activities. The event will start from 26 December and will end on 30 December, 2014.

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Tamed elephant graze at Chitwan National Park at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Mahout rides on his elephant as they cross Rapti River while returning from Chitwan National Park at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout cleans the elephant shelter early morning before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan, south of Kathmandu NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Mahouts tie a seat on an elephant before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Elephants lock horns at the elephant shelter before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout decorates his elephant using chalk while preparing for the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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The forehead of an elephant is pictured as a mahout decorates it using chalk while preparing for the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout decorates his elephant using chalk while preparing for the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout cleans his elephant in the early morning before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan, south of Kathmandu NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Tharu performers dressed in traditional attire participate in a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Tharu performers dressed in traditional attire participate in a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People arrive on a vehicle to take part in a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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The foot of a 'mahout' is seen as he rides his elephant in a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A Tharu girl dressed in traditional attire participate in a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An elephant leads a parade during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Tharu performers dressed in traditional attire participate in a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A man pose for a picture in front of an elephant during a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Elephants run after a ball while playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An elephant kicks a ball while playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout on his elephant walks in front of a goalpost while playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People watch elephants race towards the finishing line during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout rides on his elephant as it grazes on the Chitwan National Park ahead of the Elephant festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout rides on his elephant as they cross Rapti River while returning from Chitwan National Park ahead of the Elephant festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout rides on his elephant as they cross Rapti River while returning from Chitwan National Park ahead of the Elephant festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Participants row their boats on the Rapti River during the boat race event organised during the Elephant festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Horse carts race to the finishing line during the Elephant festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A horse cart races to the finishing line during the Elephant festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A bullock cart races to the finishing line during the Elephant festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Elephants race towards the finishing line during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout offers food to an elephant during the feast organised during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Elephants feed at a feast during the Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Elephants feed at a feast during the Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout bathes his elephant at Rapti River before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout cleans his elephant before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A mahout decorates his elephant before the Elephant Festival at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An elephant runs to kick a ball while playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Elephants compete while playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An elephant runs to kick a ball while playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Spectators watch elephants playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A soccer ball touches the net after an elephant scored a goal while playing a soccer match during an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Adorned elephants are displayed in front Judges and spectators during the elephant beauty contest organised at the Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Adorned elephants take a walk near the spectators during the elephant beauty contest organised at the Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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An adorned elephant displays its skills near the judges during the elephant beauty contest organised at the Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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