Hundreds of people have turned out to celebrate Asian culture in Newcastle at the city's 2012 Mela.
Drawing huge crowds to Exhibition Park, headline music acts including Bonafide and Roach Killa proved highlights of the festival.
Other festivities included fairground rides, Asian food stalls and traditional clothes stalls.
But Western culture was also embraced, with an unexpected selection of American-inspired doughnut and burger stands.
The Mela - a term from the Indian subcontinent for a large meeting of people - is inspired by Asian traditions.
Influences for the festival include Punjabi, Bengali, and Pakistani among other South Asian cultures.
The event was broadcast live by the BBC Asian Network who are touring 2012 melas around the country.
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