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In pictures: French kite festival takes flight

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-04-19

Tens of thousands of people visited the northern French resort town of Berck-sur-Mer to attend the 28th International Kite Meeting which runs from the 12th and 21st of April.

Spectators gathered on the beach and in the dunes to watch a unique aerial ballet consisting of giant octopi, teddy bears, manta rays, or smiling lobsters. The annual festival in this northern French resort town has been drawing kite designers from all over the world for more than a quarter century.

Local authorities say that more than 500,000 people are expected to attend the free spectacular displays held daily between the 12th and 21st of April.

Date created : 2014-04-19

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