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Jaipur's Elephant Festival: One Jumbo Sized Beauty Pageant!

An amazing festival in India in which elephants are decorated in body paint, jewels and velvets... This is just a brief summary, please visit Environmental Graffiti to see the full, formatted version of the article
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