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Kite Festival celebrated to strengthen bond between people in Manipur

Manipur, Feb 19 (ANI): A large number of people belonging to different ethnic communities gathered at the Telou Paokuan Chingol in Imphal to celebrate the Kite festival. The festival was organized by Manipur Kite Club in association with Pari Puri Pukei Eco-tourism Centre, Telou with an aim to strengthen ties between people of the hills and the valleys. A variety of colorful kites soaring high in the sky were a huge attraction. As a part of the celebrations, young artists from Meitei community performed the Lai haraoba dance. Cultural troupes from different tribes like Tangkhul, Chiru and Kuki performed their traditional dances. Such festivals promote brotherhood and harmony among various tribes and communities in the region. Feb 19, 2015
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Afghans in Pakistan exodus

Many of these Afghan immigrants have lived in Pakistan for decades. Now they're heading home in their thousands - but not by choice. Many are leaving behind lives they've known since childhood, Feb 19, 2015
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Ash Wednesday in Mexico City

Catholics in Mexico flock to churches across the country Wednesday to mark the first day of Lent. Many of the faithful gather at Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral to mark a 40-day period of prayer Feb 19, 2015
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Rebel fighters claim advancement in Aleppo - amvid

The battle is on for control in Syria's Aleppo province. New amateur video appears to show ongoing battles in the war-torn area. Rebels claim they've taken regime-held farmland known as al-Malah. A Feb 19, 2015
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Art exhibition for blind people opens in Madrid

Jose Pedro Gonzalez lost his vision when he was 14-years old. Forty-two years later, he is viewing a painting by touch for the first time. SOUNDBITE: Jose Pedro Gonzalez, spokesman for Spain's Feb 19, 2015