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Thai town lays on monkey banquet

It is a feast fit for a monkey king. On Sunday the central Thai town of Lopburi put on a five-star banquet for its hundreds of macaque inhabitants, sparking a mass simian food fight. Lopburi has been laying on an annual feast -- part merit-making tradition and part unabashed tourist attraction -- for its monkeys since the late 1980s. This year's feast featured a smorgasbord of fruit that was quickly demolished by the hungry guests who squawked and tussled as they gulped down their feast, much to the delight of a horde of…