Whale kite flies above a beach

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Flying whale

A massive blue whale kite dances in the wind on Sept. 9 above Bondi Beach during the annual Festival of the Winds in Sydney, Australia. Every year, an impressive armada of kites takes to the skies of Sydney during this spring festival organized by the Australian Kiteflying Society.

 

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Little kid flies a kite

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Fun for all ages

A young girl flies a kite during the festival on Bondi Beach. In addition to the dazzling kite demonstrations, the kid-friendly event features kite-making workshops, puppet shows, face painting, jugglers, clowns, a petting zoo and free dance classes.

 

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Kites take off into the air

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Largest kite festival in Australia

Kites take off at Bondi Beach during the festival, which is the largest of its kind in Australia. The festival showcases kites from local Australians in addition to kite enthusiasts from India, China, Malaysia and Japan.

 

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