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Oct 24, 2018

Thai buffalo racing

Thai buffalo racing

Muddy water buffalo races mark the end of the monsoon season and the beginning of the rice harvest, in a tradition that dates back more than 140 years.

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Vatanyu Yansri competes in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Vatanyu Yansri competes in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Vatanyu Yansri competes in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Vatanyu Yansri takes a break during Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A jockey competes in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A jockey competes in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Paticipants wait with their water buffaloes during Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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People walk with water buffaloes owned by Anan Chalermlarb during a practice session ahead of Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Yatanyu Yansri rides a water buffalo owned by Anan Chalermlarb during a practice session ahead of Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Anan Chalermlarb holds up his trophy during an interview with Reuters ahead of Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A water buffalo owned by Anan Chalermlarb is seen before a practice session ahead of Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A water buffalo owned by Anan Chalermlarb has a shower before a practice session ahead of Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Vatanyu Yansri competes in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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