Kitesampanthakyafpgetty

A semi-conscious Kite looks out after an operation at the Forest Department's Van Chetna Kendra rehabilitation centre in Ahmedabad, India, on 16 January, 2009. The center, with the help of volunteers of several non-governmental organisations, rescued some 200 birds after thousands of birds received injuries and hundreds died owing to being cut by sharp, glass-coated 'manja' - kite-strings -across the Gujarat state during the festival of Makar Sankranti. By Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.