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Modi and Yogi to tigers: The most interesting kites of Makar Sankranti

Last updated on: January 14, 2018 17:35 IST

Photos: When the skies become a playground.

Sankrant Kite Festival

Kites with the faces of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and the United States President Donald Trump at a shop in Nagpur.
Similar kites are available in all parts of India that celebrate the festival with kite flying.
Photograph: PTI Photo.

 

Sankrant Kite Festival

Also in this season are kites with social messages like this one spotted at a kite shop in Mumbai.
Photograph: PTI Photo.
 

Sankrant Kite Festival

But the most innovative kites are seen at the ongoing International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Photograph: PTI Photo.

 

Sankrant Kite Festival

It boasts everything from tigers to reptiles and dragons.
Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters.

 

Sankrant Kite Festival

Festive kite flying is at its wildest in Gujarat, which celebrates the Winter Harvest festival as Uttarayan.
Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters.

 

Sankrant Kite Festival

No one is too old or too young to celebrate.
Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters.

 

Sankrant Kite Festival

The eight-day International Kite Festival ends on January 14, the day of Makar Sankranti. 
Photograph: PTI Photo.
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