Scenes from India's Sonepur Mela

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Sonepur, India, Nov. 15, 2011
A caretaker looks on as 7 year old elephant Laxmi rubs trunks with her daughter 13 month old Rani during the Sonepur Mela on November 15, 2011 in Sonepur near Patna, India. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins during ancient times, when people traded elephants and horses across the auspicious river Ganges.

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