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, March 9, 2017

Elephant polo players in action during the King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament 2017 on the first day's play between teams King Power (blue) and Benihana (black) in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 9. The annual charity tournament, now in its 15th year, runs until March 12 and involves 30 elephants. Ten competing elephant polo teams with more than 40 players take part in the 2017 edition with the aim to raise funds to be donated to projects protecting the wild and domesticated elephant population in Thailand, including the world's first Thai Elephant Assisted Autistic Therapy project, for more than $1.3 million to improve the lives of elephants and elephant conservation. EPA/Narong  Sangnak




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