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Thai villagers break through barriers to collect rice seeds during... News PhotoAnnual Event,Bangkok,Beginnings,Collection,Cultures,Horizontal,Religion,Season,Thailand,VillagePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThai villagers break through barriers to collect rice seeds during the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony, which marks the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season, at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on May 13, 2013. Based on what sacred oxen ate at the ceremony, 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)