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Thais are celebrating this year's Songkran festival, also known as the Buddhist New Year. The festival, held between 13 and 15 April in Thailand, is also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Songkran is often referred to as the biggest water fight in the world. Images from across Thailand show large crowds of people taking part in festivities. The holiday was traditionally marked by visiting family members and pouring water over Buddha statues. In this image, people sprinkle scented water over a Buddha statue. Throwing water is meant to wash away bad luck from the previous year. In this image (above) elephants and people can be seen spraying water. Hundreds of thousands of tourists h... Full story

14 April