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Sacred white oxen are offered seven kinds of food during the annual... News PhotoAnimal-Powered Vehicle,Annual Event,Bangkok,Beginnings,Cultures,Food,Ox Cart,Religion,Season,Spirituality,Thailand,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPSacred white oxen are offered seven kinds of food during the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony, to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season, at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on May 13, 2013. Based on what the oxen ate, court astrologers and seers predicted a good harvest, an abundance of food and plentiful water. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)