Amazing hot-air balloons take flight

Associated Press
Spectators' shadows line the side of a new balloon designed from satellite images of the earth at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. The Earth Balloon is made up of 436 panels of digitally printed images of NASA's "Blue Marble" photographs. The balloon, made in Brazil, took nine months to build. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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Hundreds of hot-air balloons will take to the skies this weekend at the 41st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Take a look back at some of the balloon stars from previous years at the festival.

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