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Fast and heavy: Thai farmers race buffalo to celebrate the rice harvest

Sakchai Lalit / AP

Buffalo riders race in Chonburi Province, south of Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 29, 2012. The races are an annual celebration by farmers of the rice harvest.

Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

A jockey falls from a water buffalo during the annual water buffalo races in Chonburi province, Thailand, Oct. 29.

Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

A jockey rides his buffalo.

Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters

A water buffalo before the start of the race.

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