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Cambodian participants row their dragon boats during the annual water festival

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Published : Nov 3, 2017, 11:52 am IST
Updated : Nov 15, 2017, 1:27 pm IST
Tens of thousands of Cambodian spectators flocked to the riverfront in the capital Phnom Penh on November 2 to watch the boat races as the country celebrates the annual water festival. (Photo: AFP)
Tens of thousands of Cambodian spectators flocked to the riverfront in the capital Phnom Penh on November 2 to watch the boat races as the country celebrates the annual water festival. (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants sit in their dragon boats before racing during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. It is also called Bonn Om Toeuk. (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants sit in their dragon boats before racing during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. It is also called Bonn Om Toeuk.  (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boats during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The carnival atmosphere attracts millions of people. The Water Festival ushers in the fishing season. (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boats during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017.  The carnival atmosphere attracts millions of people. The Water Festival ushers in the fishing season.  (Photo: AFP)
A Cambodian rescue team (C) transports participants in a speed boat after their dragon boat sank during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The festival coincides with the full moon of the Buddhist calendar month of Kadeuk. (Photo: AFP)
A Cambodian rescue team (C) transports participants in a speed boat after their dragon boat sank during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The festival coincides with the full moon of the Buddhist calendar month of Kadeuk.  (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boats during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The festival marks a reversal of the flow between the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Because of the amount of water deposited during the rainy season, the water in the Tonle river reverses the direction of its flow and flows upstream to Tonle Sap lake. (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boats during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The festival marks a reversal of the flow between the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Because of the amount of water deposited during the rainy season, the water in the Tonle river reverses the direction of its flow and flows upstream to Tonle Sap lake.  (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boat during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The festival is a way to express gratitude to the rivers that bless the region with fertile farming soil and fish. (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boat during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The festival is a way to express gratitude to  the rivers that bless the region with fertile farming soil and fish.  (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boats as doves fly above during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The celebrations carry on for three days and there are plenty of fireworks at night. (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants row their dragon boats as doves fly above during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. The celebrations carry on for three days and there are plenty of fireworks at night.  (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants jump off their dragon boat before it sank during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017. A traditional and popular Khmer delicacy during this time is rice fried in husk which is then crushed and mixed with coconut and banana. (Photo: AFP)
Cambodian participants jump off their dragon boat before it sank during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017.  A traditional and popular Khmer delicacy during this time is rice fried in husk which is then crushed and mixed with coconut and banana. (Photo: AFP)

Tags: Phnom Penh, Cambodia, festival, Water Festival, Bonn Om Toeuk