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Xian Lin, of Potomac, flies his kite Sunday during the Blossom Kite Festivalon the Mall. His elaborate kite featured the mascots from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. To mark the transition from the Smithsonian Kite Festival to the first Blossom Kite Festival, this year's suggested theme was spring and blossom-inspired kites. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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