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Setting Up Torch
The people who carried the torch up would set it down and then prop the torch up on end against the fence. While doing this, people close by would throw water on them and the torch to keep things in control.
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Rice Drying In Field
A very common sight this time of year - the rice has been gathered up into bunches and hung over a fence to dry out.
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