Royal Plowing Ceremony

Published May 9, 2012
Royal oxen eat grass and corn during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Penh. ?Photo by Reuters
Royal oxen eat grass and corn during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Penh. ?Photo by Reuters
Prince Norodom Chakravuth (4th R) plows a field during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by Reuters
Prince Norodom Chakravuth (4th R) plows a field during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by Reuters
Princess Sisowath Chansida (C) is carried by the Royal Palace guards during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Penh. ? Photo by Reuters
Princess Sisowath Chansida (C) is carried by the Royal Palace guards during the annual royal ploughing ceremony in Phnom Penh. ? Photo by Reuters
Cambodian princess Sisowath Chansida (L) throws rice during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh?Photo by AFP
Cambodian princess Sisowath Chansida (L) throws rice during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh?Photo by AFP
Cambodian royal officials carry Prince Norodom Chakravuth during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh. ? Photo by AFP
Cambodian royal officials carry Prince Norodom Chakravuth during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh. ? Photo by AFP
Cambodian royal officials lead royal oxen as Prince Norodom Chakravuth (C) plows during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by AFP
Cambodian royal officials lead royal oxen as Prince Norodom Chakravuth (C) plows during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by AFP
Cambodian Royal Palace officers carry Princess Norodom Chansita, center, during a procession near Royal Palace to mark an annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by AFP
Cambodian Royal Palace officers carry Princess Norodom Chansita, center, during a procession near Royal Palace to mark an annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by AFP
Cambodian royal officials carry Prince Norodom Chakravuth during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by AFP
Cambodian royal officials carry Prince Norodom Chakravuth during the annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh.?Photo by AFP

A procession to mark an annual royal plowing ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, took place near Cambodia's Royal Palace Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The ceremony marks the start of rice farming season. Cambodia's royal oxen refused to eat rice, during the ceremony to predict the country's agricultural fortunes prompting fears of a poor rice harvest among superstitious farmers.

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