Preparations

Indian workers prepare balls of colored kite thread by a roadside in Amritsar ahead of the Lohri Festival. The Lohri harvest festival, which falls on January 13 this year, is marked in northern <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000019" title="India" href="/topic/international/india-PLGEO00000019.topic">India</a> with celebrations involving the flying and battling of kites. Lohri is an annual thanksgiving day and popular harvest festival in India.

( Getty Images / January 9, 2012 )

Indian workers prepare balls of colored kite thread by a roadside in Amritsar ahead of the Lohri Festival. The Lohri harvest festival, which falls on January 13 this year, is marked in northern India with celebrations involving the flying and battling of kites. Lohri is an annual thanksgiving day and popular harvest festival in India.

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