Thailand hosts its annual bare-back buffalo race

The race is the highlight of an annual rice planting festival in Chonburi province

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08:59 July 17, 2017
A farmer rides on the back of wooden ploughs tied to pairs of racing buffaloes during the annual rice planting festival in Chonburi on July 16, 2017. Languidly ploughing flooded paddy-fields, Thailand's buffaloes don't usually strike people as the quickest of beasts. But farmers in eastern Thailand showed off their fastest bovines in a unique, muddy speed test. / AFP / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA
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