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Revellers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck

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Revellers take part in a water fight during Songkran festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok on Monday. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand’s traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.

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.