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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

43rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

From left, Nayab Bhat and teacher Pasumarthy Venkateswara Sarma help Sunita Pendekanti, in red, with her hair as Vaishnavi Akkinepally checks her costume in the mirror as the performers get ready to perform in the Mahishasura Mardini Kuchipudi Dance Ballet at the Bagley Wright Theater during the 43rd annual Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center on Sunday, May 25, 2014. The annual Memorial Day weekend festival, which began in 1972, wraps up tomorrow with a final day of food, music, dancing and drumming. India is the cultural focus this year at Folklife.

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