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40th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

A general view of atmosphere at the Balloon Glow during the 40th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on October 8, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are more than 650 pilots registered to fly over 500 hot air balloons representing 20 countries in this year's 40th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (Photo by Steve Snowden/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.