Viewfinder: Elephants Arrive in Sri Lanka's Capital for an Annual Festival

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Commuters interact with an elephant as he rests on a public road ahead of the annual Navam Maha Perahera festival of the historic Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on February 18th, 2019. Some 50 elephants, most of them from the central area of Kandy, along with thousands of traditional drummers, dancers, and monks, have gathered in the Sri Lankan capital to participate in the city's biggest two-day annual procession, scheduled for February 18th and 19th.

Commuters interact with an elephant as he rests on a public road ahead of the annual Navam Maha Perahera festival of the historic Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on February 18th, 2019. Some 50 elephants, most of them from the central area of Kandy, along with thousands of traditional drummers, dancers, and monks, have gathered in the Sri Lankan capital to participate in the city's biggest two-day annual procession, scheduled for February 18th and 19th.

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