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Kite festival takes off in Bali

A stunning array of beautiful kites have taken to the skies in Denpasar as the Bali Kite Festival begins. The seasonal event, intended as a request to Hindu Gods for a good harvest, sees well over 1,000 traditional kites go airborn over the course of three days.

Kite festival takes off in Bali
Participants fly their traditional kites during the Bali Kite Festival on July 26, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)
Kite festival takes off in Bali
Traditional kites named Bebean fly in the sky during Bali Kite Festival on July 27, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)
Kite festival takes off in Bali
The sky is filled with a huge traditional kite named Bebean during Bali Kite Festival on July 27, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)
Kite festival takes off in Bali
Traditional kites named Jangan fly in the sky during Bali Kite Festival on July 27, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)
Kite festival takes off in Bali
Participants carry a shark shaped kite during the Bali Kite Festival on July 26, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)
Kite festival takes off in Bali
Participants run with the string to fly their traditional kite during Bali Kite Festival on July 26, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)
Kite festival takes off in Bali
Participants play traditional Balinese music during Bali Kite festival on July 27, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)
Kite festival takes off in Bali
Participants prepare to fly a traditional kite during the Bali Kite Festival on July 26, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu Gods to create abundant harvests and crops. Approximately 1121 traditional kites are flown during the three day annual Festival. (Getty Images)