Annual Blossom Kite festival

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2012 06:27 PM IST 8 Photos
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Scuba diver kites float past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

Scuba diver kites float past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

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A kite from the Japan Kite Association is seen at a booth where members demonstrated the art of kite making and painting during the annual Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

A kite from the Japan Kite Association is seen at a booth where members demonstrated the art of kite making and painting during the annual Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

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Yoshizo Sakuraba, a member of the Japan Kite Association, demonstrates the art of kite making and painting to a volunteer during the annual Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

Yoshizo Sakuraba, a member of the Japan Kite Association, demonstrates the art of kite making and painting to a volunteer during the annual Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

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Girls watch a scuba diver kite float past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

Girls watch a scuba diver kite float past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

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An octopus kite floats past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO Eva Hambach

An octopus kite floats past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO Eva Hambach

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A scuba diver kite floats past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Washington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

A scuba diver kite floats past the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Washington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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A Japanese tourist poses in front of the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

A Japanese tourist poses in front of the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

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A woman flies a kite near the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

A woman flies a kite near the Washington Monument during the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Wasington, DC. The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival which this year celebrates 100 years of friendship between Japan and the United States. AFP PHOTO/Eva Hambach

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2012 06:27 PM IST
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