The fifth annual St Annes Kite Festival kicked off over the weekend in Britain's Lancashire district, drawing kite enthusiasts from all over the country and around the world.
Among the international teams that participated this year was the Kuwait national team, which brought the world's largest kite to the festival.
Kite fliers from the United States and Singapore were also among those that took part. International participants helped to increase interest in the festival, organisers said, and boosted the number of participants and spectators.
The two-day festival, which ended yesterday, also included live music, as well as the colourful and flamboyant dancers Viva Brasil from the city of Liverpool .