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Hot air balloons lift off during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. The annual event has attracted about 500 balloons and thousands of spectators. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Hot air balloons lift off during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. The annual event has attracted about 500 balloons and thousands of spectators.

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.