Good treatment during "Elephant Day" celebrations on 3/13/09 contrasts with widespread exploitation in Thailand (Xinhua).
If this were not Bangkok, you would think you'd had one too many beer Singhas. But in this city of contradictions, anything seems, and often is, possible. And so it is that spotting a huge elephant, dodging the tuk-tuk motorcycle rickshaws, the ubiquitous taxis, and blizzard of traffic is nothing out of the ordinary.
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