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Don't go fly a kite... in Pakistan!

In the Basant Festival in Lahore province in Pakistan, kite flying is a fun endeavor enjoyed by young and old. Unfortunately, 11 of them are dead, due to:

- stray bullets

- sharpened kite-strings

- electrocution

- people falling off rooftops

The kites might be colorful, but they also put ground glass on the strings of the kites in order to cut the strings of their competitors. And, I guess when you've got an object flying around in the air with sharpened strings that might tend to be just a tad dangerous to those on the ground.