The Washington Post

A Thai farmer

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takes part in water buffalo races in Chonburi province. The races, held among rice farmers, celebrate Thailand’s rice-growing season and are a way to preserve and honor the traditiona­l role of the buffalo in rice cultivatio­n in an age when modern machinery is rapidly replacing the animals in the fields.

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