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May 11, 2011
Sakchai Lalit photo

This April 21, 2011, photo shows an autistic boy as he splashes water on Nua Un, a female elephant, to help clean her during an animal therapy program in Lampang, Thailand. The program seeks to help autistic children through interaction with the well-trained pachyderms.

Sakchai Lalit photo

This April 22, 2011, photo shows and autistic child, center, riding Prathida, a female elephant, during an animal therapy program in Lampang, Thailand. The program seeks to help autistic children through interaction with the well-trained pachyderms.

Sakchai Lalit photo

This April 22, 2011, photo shows Nuntanee Satiansukpong, in white, the head of occupational therapy department, as she rides Nua Un, a female elephant, during an animal therapy program in Lampang, Thailand. The program seeks to help autistic children through interaction with the well-trained pachyderms.

Sakchai Lalit photo

This April 21, 2011 photo shows an autistic boy as he rides Nua Un, a female elephant, during an animal therapy program in Lampang, Thailand. The program seeks to help autistic children through interaction with the well-trained pachyderms.

Sakchai Lalit photo

This Thursday, April 21, 2011, photo shows autistic children as they ride Nua Un, a female elephant, during an animal therapy program in Lampang, Thailand. The program seeks to help autistic children through interaction with the well-trained pachyderms.

Sakchai Lalit photo

This April 21, 2011, photo shows an autistic boy as he rides Prathida, a female elephant, during an animal therapy program in Lampang, Thailand. The program seeks to help autistic children through interaction with the well-trained pachyderms.