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Hot air balloons ascend during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. About 500 balloons were registered for the annual event. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Hot air balloons ascend during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. About 500 balloons were registered for the annual event.

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.