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    Posted February 27, 2013 by
    General Santos City
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    Travel photo of the day

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    Kalilangan Festival celebrated in the Philippines


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter RitchieTongo captured these stunning images of the last day of the Kalilangan Festival, celebrating the founding of General Santos City in the Philippines. "I wanted to showcase to the world how awesome the celebration is, showing the unity of every tribe here in our country," he said. "Thousands of people gather to witness this event." The stunning outfits worn by participants are a celebration of the traditional costumes of local tribes.

    The first image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for December 9, 2014.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    the Tuna Capital of the Philippines is celebrating a unique festivity bringing harmony, rich heritage and vibrant culture of the city’s tri-people together. Kalilangan Festival is a showcase of the cultural abundance out of the mutual respect nurtured for many years by the Indigenous Peoples (IPs), Muslims and the Christian populations who lived in the area.
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