Nepalese mahouts guide  their elephants along the Rapati river 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 via Getty Images)