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A royal elephant in Sri Lanka, carrying the Tooth of the Buddha and protected by the government, is going on a 10-day journey to participate in the Kandy Esala Perahera, also known as the Festival of the Tooth, which is scheduled from Aug. 14 to 24.

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The festival is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, with the elephant parade being one of the biggest attractions.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera. 

Published : August 12, 2021

By : xinhua