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Pink kite

Pink kite
Kite, Ahmadabad, India, 1950–1980s

Kites are the oldest form of aircraft. People in Asia were the first to fly kites – probably in China more than 2,000 years ago – and kite festivals are still very popular there. Kites come in many shapes and sizes. This kite has no tail, but it has a stick-frame to hold its shape. Most kites have a frame covered with fabric or paper.

Did you know?

Some kites are big enough to lift a person off the ground!

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