WOOTTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07: A hot air balloonist makes preparations for departure from Lydden Hill race circuit near Canterbury to take part in a mass crossing of the Channel on April 7, 2011... more 
WOOTTON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 07: A hot air balloonist makes preparations for departure from Lydden Hill race circuit near Canterbury to take part in a mass crossing of the Channel on April 7, 2011 in Wootton, England. 51 balloonists of various nationalities from across Europe took off from Kent making for Calais, France at about 7am. It is the first time a Guinness World Record bid has been made for "the largest group of hot air balloons to make the Channel crossing". (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) less 
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Thu, Apr 7, 2011 6:00 AM EDT