This image spawned a lot of discussion during the edit. We were drawn by the heroic posture of the boy on the left (one editor likened it to a James Nachtwey image), and we were also intrigued by the photojournalist's ability to capture what looks like a very controlled, well-lit portrait, but in a news setting. View and vote on all of The Week in Pictures selections: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3842331/
Two boys, their bodies painted in silver, sit on top of a water buffalo during a parade before the start of Chonburi's annual buffalo races festival, nearly 75 kilometers (47 miles) southeast of Bangkok, October 24, 2007. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, originates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the trade center of Thailand's East.