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Today’s a big day for kite enthusiasts. In 1752, American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin took his cedar, silk and wire kite out for an experiment in Philadelphia. According to myth, Franklin released his kite into a stormy sky and the kite’s wires successfully drew electricity from the clouds.

In honor of Franklin’s famed experiment, we rounded up some of our favorite kite photos from around the world.