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Royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Pehn

2009-05-12 14:29:31 GMT2009-05-12 22:29:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

President of the Cambodian Supreme Court Dith Munty sits on a litter during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Pehn, capital of Cambodia, on May 12, 2009. The ceremony is an ancient royal rite of Cambodia to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season and wish for a better harvest in the year. (Xinhua/Lei Baisong)

Maids of honor sow rice seeds during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Pehn, capital of Cambodia, on May 12, 2009. The ceremony is an ancient royal rite of Cambodia to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season and wish for a better harvest in the year. (Xinhua/Lei Baisong)

President of the Cambodian Supreme Court Dith Munty ploughs during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Pehn, capital of Cambodia, on May 12, 2009. The ceremony is an ancient royal rite of Cambodia to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season and wish for a better harvest in the year. (Xinhua/Lei Baisong)

Sacred oxen eat corns symbolizing a good harvest during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Pehn, capital of Cambodia, on May 12, 2009. The ceremony is an ancient royal rite of Cambodia to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season and wish for a better harvest in the year. (Xinhua/Lei Baisong)

President of the Cambodian Supreme Court Dith Munty ploughs during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Pehn, capital of Cambodia, on May 12, 2009.

The ceremony is an ancient royal rite of Cambodia to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season and wish for a better harvest in the year.

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