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OTH 19

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BJP 101
BSP 3
OTH 7

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BJP 26
JCC 9
OTH 1

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TDP-Cong 25
BJP 6
OTH 6

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Cong 10
BJP 1
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International Kite Festival 2018: Cool, colourful kites fill the skies of Gujarathttps://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/international-kite-festival-2018-colourful-kites-fill-the-skies-of-gujarat-5019205/

International Kite Festival 2018: Cool, colourful kites fill the skies of Gujarat

The International Kite Festival 2018 has begun in Ahmedabad and the sky is filled with a splash of colours. The festival commenced on January 7 and will go on until January 14 on the Sabarmati riverfront.

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The International Kite Festival 2018 has begun in Ahmedabad and the sky is filled with a splash of colours. Gearing up for the festival, enthusiastic participants fly kites of various shapes and sizes. The festival that is held annually, begun on January 7, 2018, and will go on until January 14 on the Sabarmati riverfront. (Source: AP)

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Kite flying enthusiasts love to fly kites created in the shape of animals and cartoon characters during the eight-day long festival. (Source: Reuters)

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Kids take delight in the wild animals flying high in the sky. (Source: PTI)

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The state has been hosting the International Kite Festival since 1989. (Source: PTI)

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Kites of all shapes and sizes are flown, and the main competition is to enter into a battle with the kite-flyers nearby, cut their strings and bring down their kites. (Source: PTI)

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The atmosphere is wonderfully festive, as families gather together for a group kite-flying spree. (Source: AP)

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A kite flyer poses for the shutters during the International Kite Festival 2018. (Source: AP)

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Since the past few years, master kite makers from Malaysia bring their wau-balang kites, llayang-llayanghave come from Indonesia, kite innovators from the USA arrive with giant banner kites, and Japanese rokkaku fighting kites share the skies with Italian sculptural kites, Chinese flying dragons, and the latest high-tech modern wonders. (Source: AP)

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Helmi Ginanti, a kite flier from Bali, Indonesia, poses with schoolchildren on the first day of the eight-day-long International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad. (Source: Reuters)

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Kite makers make strong resilient kite bodies with springy bamboo frames so that people can stretch well and stay in the competition. (Source: Reuters)

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Here is a vivid and colourful picture of a blue lizard flying in the sky. (Source: Reuters)

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Kite-flying enthusiasts show their respect to Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former officer in the Indian navy, who was arrested in March 2016 in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan and is still battling for freedom. (Source: Reuters)

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