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Buffaloes 'tie the knot'

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AYUTTHAYA - Two water buffaloes "tied the knot" on Monday in a ceremony that has more meaning than just their happiness. 

Chuwit Pitakpornpallop, a Pheu Thai Party MP for Udon Ratchathani, took Chiang Yuen, a 23-year-old male buffalo, from the northeastern province, to "wed" Thong Kwaw, which is 15 years younger, at Wat Pho Than in Sena district in an event witnessed by monks, villagers and the district chief.

An open field in front of the the temple was turned into a wedding site for the couple. Mr Chuwit led the traditional khan mak procession comprising klong yao performers and a band of woodwind instruments for the 700 kilogramme "groom", while 99,000 baht in cash was raised as the sinsod, or gift, to ask for marriage permission from the 600kg "bride's" owner, the Tambon Administration Organisation of Ban Pho.

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