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Colorful kites and music rock the sky in Hoi An

By Dac Thanh   June 9, 2017 | 11:24 am GMT+7

Kite runners from different parts of the world come together to create a festive mosaic.

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More than 300 kites fly high above the towns of Hoi An and Tam Ky in the central province of Quang Nam during the 2017 International Kite Festival on Thursday.

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The festival brings together kite players from around the world, who will celebrate summer in style through this weekend.

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In this photo, a kite is shaped like a mask that artists wear during tuong, a form of Vietnamese classical theater.

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A cobra can fly?

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How about a whale?

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A kite festival in Vietnam is not complete without a dragon.

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Thanks to the creativity of kite artists, kites can fly and sing at the same time. The trick? Flutes are attached to the kites to make that happen.