A Nepalese mahout guides his elephant at Sauraha in Chitwan, some 150 kms southwest of Kathmandu, during the Chitwan Elephant Festival on December 29, 2013. The ongoing five-day long Chitwan Elephant Festival is celebrated with elephants, horses, and bullock cart races as well as elephant soccer games and an elephant beauty pageant. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)