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Jumbos romp the runway in Nepal

I wonder if they have a Miss Congeniality. Full story.

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A Nepalese woman stands between elephants who participate in the first elephant beauty pageant in Chitwant district south of the capital of Kathmandu, Nepal, Dec. 27 2010. The event is organized by regional hotel association of Sauraha to promote tourism in Nepal. The winning elephant of the elephant beauty pageant, the highlight of the second day of the Elephant Festival in Chitwant, will receive a sugar cane, a cash prize and a certificate.

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A Nepalese Mahout prepares an elephant before the first elephant beauty pageant in Chitwant district.

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A Nepalese judge checks an elephant during the first elephant beauty pageant in Chitwant district.