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Elephants spray water at children in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, April 12, 2013. Songkran, the most celebrated festival of the year, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year.

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Elephants spray water at children in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand’s Ayutthaya province, about 80 km north of Bangkok on Friday. Songkran, the most celebrated festival of the year, marks the start of Thailand’s traditional new year.