Elephant Polo in Hua Hin

Elephant masters blow the horns during a ritual ceremony at the opening of elephant polo in Hua Hin, southern Thailand Monday, Sept. 5, 2005. The 5th King’s Cup Elephant Polo organized by a group of hoteliers and business sectors aimed at raising fund to help the elephant in Thailand which its population estimated at around 4,000. (AP Photo/Apichart Werawong)

Two teams representing Thai newspapers, The Bangkok Post, Kittipong Thongsombat (in black shirts), and The Nation, Alan ParkHouse (in white shirts), try to hit the ball during the opening match of the fifth King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Prachuab Khririkhan province, 280 km (173 miles) from Bangkok. The fifth King’s Cup Elephant Polo attracted 16 teams from five continents and several horse polo players with 30 elephants. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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