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08/10/2010 01:50 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

White Elephant In Myanmar Thrown Ceremony By Junta (PHOTOS)

A rare white elephant has been transported from the jungles in northwest Myanmar to Yangon, the country's capital, state media reported.

The white elephant's arrival in Yangon was celebrated by Myanmar's ruling junta with a lavish ceremony.

The animal was first caught in the Buddhist country in June. The white elephant has long been associated with power and prosperity.

The elephant has been described as about 38 years old and 7 feet and 4 inches (2.2 meters) tall.

See pictures of the animal below, both from the Yangon ceremony and as it was being captured in the jungle:

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