Burma's state-controlled media hailed the capture of a rare white elephant as a positive omen for forthcoming elections, the first balloting in two decades in the military-ruled country.
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The seven foot tall beast was captured on Thursday in Rakhine state in the northwest, and is the fifth white elephant caught in a decade. The elephant is estimated to be 18 years old.
The newspaper, a mouthpiece for the ruling junta, hailed the elephant's capture as a sign the country will be peaceful and free from all dangers, and its people will enjoy greater prosperity and progress.
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