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Long-running festival tusked with celebrating relationship between elephants and humans

Festival tusked with toasting relationship between elephants & humans

A special festival celebrating the relationship between humans and elephants has been taking place in Thailand.

It's been held in the south-east province of Surin since the 1960s. 

Elephant twins Tong Kham and Tong Tang led a parade and cultural displays of traditional dance entertained onlookers. 

The jumbos then fed on 50 tonnes of fruit on a 400-metre-long table. 

Over 160 elephants will put on performances in the Elephant Round-Up shows this weekend along with over 1,000 performers at Surin Elephant Show Stadium.