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Rare white elephants treasured in Myanmar

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A caretaker bathing a white elephant in Naypyidaw on Tuesday, March 26. Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.

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A caretaker bathing a newly-born white elephant in Naypyidaw.

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