Thai master of the plowing ceremony Chavalit Chookajorn, throws rice seeds to the field during the royal plowing ceremonies in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 9, 2014. The ancient ceremony is held ... more 
Thai master of the plowing ceremony Chavalit Chookajorn, throws rice seeds to the field during the royal plowing ceremonies in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 9, 2014. The ancient ceremony is held every year in Thailand to mark the traditional beginning of the rice growing season.(AP Photo/sakchai Lalit) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By sakchai Lalit
Fri, May 9, 2014 12:09 AM EDT