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Up in the air: Balloon festival takes to the skies of England

Looks like a relaxing way to spend a Monday afternoon.

WE CAN THINK of worse ways to spend a Monday.

Hot air balloons took to the skies of Bristol in England today at the start of the 34th International Balloon Fiesta taking place in the city.

Balloonists – yes, that’s the technical term – from all around the world will gather at what is the largest balloon event in Europe. Here’s a taster:

Up in the air: Balloon festival takes to the skies of England
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  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

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