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2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Hot air balloons soar over the Rio Grande during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on October 4, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year there are over 600 hot air balloons, representing 42 states and 24 countries. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Amazing hot-air balloons take flight

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.