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Turks, Americans celebrate Children's Day

U.S. Air Forces in Europe rock band Touch 'n Go performs during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

U.S. Air Forces in Europe rock band Touch ‘n Go, performs during a Children’s Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The band traveled from Ramstein Air Base, Germany to kick off the festival designed to promote partnership and camaraderie across cultures and to celebrate children as the world’s future. The event featured activity booths, games and performances designed to honor children and celebrate cultures coming together. In 1979, the United Nation’s Year of the Child, the Turkish government proposed April 23 be declared a holiday for children of the world. That same year, Turkey began inviting children from every country to participate in Children’s Day festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Mark Frandsen, U.S. Air Forces in Europe rock band Touch ‘n Go bassist, performs during a Children’s Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The band traveled from Ramstein Air Base, Germany to kick off the festival designed to promote partnership and camaraderie across cultures and to celebrate children as the world’s future. The event featured activity booths, games and performances designed to honor children and celebrate cultures coming together. In 1979, the United Nation’s Year of the Child, the Turkish government proposed April 23 be declared a holiday for children of the world. That same year, Turkey began inviting children from every country to participate in Children’s Day festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Mark Frandsen, U.S. Air Forces in Europe rock band Touch ‘n Go bassist, performs during a Children’s Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The band traveled from Ramstein Air Base, Germany to kick off the festival designed to promote partnership and camaraderie across cultures and to celebrate children as the world’s future. The event featured activity booths, games and performances designed to honor children and celebrate cultures coming together. In 1979, the United Nation’s Year of the Child, the Turkish government proposed April 23 be declared a holiday for children of the world. That same year, Turkey began inviting children from every country to participate in Children’s Day festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Children play in a bouncy castle during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Children play in a bouncy castle during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

A boy watches his sister play in a tube slide during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

A boy watches his sister play in a tube slide during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

A mother holds her daughter during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

A mother holds her daughter during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Shannon Daniels, Incirlik Unit School kindergarten through fifth grade music teacher, leads his students during a performance at a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Shannon Daniels, Incirlik Unit School kindergarten through fifth grade music teacher, leads his students during a performance at a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Children's Day festival participants perform a traditional Turkish dance during a festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Children's Day festival participants perform a traditional Turkish dance during a festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Children's Day participants perform taekwondo during a festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Children's Day participants perform taekwondo during a festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Members of the Incirlik Youth Center perform ballet during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

Members of the Incirlik Youth Center perform ballet during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

A magician performs during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)
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A magician performs during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

A woman dressed as a clown paints a girl's face during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)
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A woman dressed as a clown paints a girl's face during a Children's Day festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)

A Children's Day participant plays with his daughter during a festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)
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A Children's Day participant plays with his daughter during a festival April 22, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The event was hosted by the Turkish air force 10th Tanker Base Command and was open to all Turkish and American members of Team Incirlik. The event offered an opportunity for camaraderie and building partnership between Turkish and American service members and civilians. Children's Day is a national holiday that honors Turkish children and the future of the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarvie Z. Wallace/Released)