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Buffaloes plough through annual Thai racing festival

CHONBURI, Thailand – Several hefty water buffaloes thunder down a dirt track in eastern Thailand, kicking up dust as they are urged toward the finish line by whip-wielding jockeys perched on their backs. It s a display of strength and agility from the riders, who risk life and limb in their bid for glory – and a top prize of 8,000 baht (US$240). The race is the highlight of the annual week-long water buffalo (or carabao) festival held in the coastal town of Chonburi which is now into its 147th year. Water

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