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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Morning Ascent - October 8, 2005

Hot air balloons wait for liftoff during a morning ascent at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on October 8, 2005. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/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.