Elephants Made to Race In Nepal Festival
Nepal's elephant races get underway.
This year's event lasted five days and the winning elephant handler, or mahout was Khaga Choudary - his third victory in as many years.
Khaga Choudary, winning mahout of Bahadur Gaj, saying (Nepali):
"It depends on one's handling and skills. The more one tries, the better the elephant runs."
Mahouts have defended their training methods after coming under fire from animal rights groups.