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 Tuesday, 14 January, 2003, 14:28 GMT
In pictures: Indian elephant festival
One of India's largest elephant festivals drew crowds in north-eastern Assam state over the weekend. The gathering was aimed at increasing eco-tourism and raising awareness of the elephant's struggle for limited resources with man.

Decorated elephants in a ceremonial procession
The festival was a colourful affair

An experienced elephant demonstrates how their wild cousins are captured
Nearly 300 elephants were displayed over twod days

An elephant plays football at the festival
Participants were able to hone their ball skills

Elephants bend and squat to cross a low tape
Keepers also showed off their control over the beasts

An elephant demonstrates how to carry its mahout during an emergency
Elephants develop a very close relationship with their mahouts

Assamese dancers in traditional dress perform for the festival crowds
The event aimed to raise awareness of the elephant's struggle for space

Elephants raise the trunks in a collective greeting
Despite population pressures, elephants remain important in north-eastern India
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