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July 5, 2014

Day Nine: Top Ten Festival Photos

See highlights from the Folklife Festival captured by our photography team. Join us on the National Mall to see the action for yourself, and add your own photos to our Festival Flickr group!

Every day, Tian Tian is looking up. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Every day, Tian Tian is looking up. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Helping hands on the Kitengela glass hut. Photo by Pruitt Allen, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Helping hands on the Kitengela glass hut. Photo by Pruitt Allen, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

A Miao performer demonstrates the lusheng, a bamboo mouth organ. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

A Miao performer demonstrates the lusheng, a bamboo mouth organ. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Ali Abdalla Skanda and a visitor play mancala on a hand-carved board. Photo by Hermine Dreyfuss, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Ali Abdalla Skanda and a visitor play mancala on a hand-carved board. Photo by Hermine Dreyfuss, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe takes over People's Park with their Dragon Dance. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe takes over People’s Park with their Dragon Dance. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

An introduction to the art of recycling through flip-flop carving. Photo by Heather Caverhill, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

An introduction to the art of recycling through flip-flop carving. Photo by Heather Caverhill, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Hitting the Ngoma dance floor with Kenge Kenge. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Hitting the Ngoma dance floor with Kenge Kenge. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Performers Iddi Achieng' and Wu Man in a cross-program  discussion on women and music in Teahouse Commons. Photo by Kate Mankowski, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Performers Iddi Achieng’ and Wu Man in a cross-program discussion on women and music in Teahouse Commons. Photo by Kate Mankowski, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Backstage with the Miao singers. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Backstage with the Miao singers. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

The face changer of the Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

The face changer of the Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

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