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Colourful kite flying festival shows solidarity with Afghanistan


Fly With Me will mark one year since the fall of Afghanistan to the TalibanColourful kites will flutter in skies across Britain and Europe in an aerial act of solidarity with Afghans, marking one year since the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban. Afghan artists, actors and athletes are taking part in Fly With Me in 15 host cities across the UK on August 20 to celebrate the country’s ancient craft of kite-flying as it experiences one of the most devastating humanitarian crises in the world. SponsoredThe Taliban believe flying kites distracts young men from praying and other religious activities and banned it along with music, theatre and dance during its previous occupation. Elham Ehsas, the London-based actor who starred in the film The Kite Runner, said: “During my lifetime, my country’s colours have been painted, wiped, repainted


Source: The Times July 04, 2022 21:51 UTC



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