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World record broken in air balloon mass take off

New Mass Take-off World Record 408 balloons, during the 2013 edition of the world gathering "Lorraine Mondial air Ballons" of hot air balloons on the former NATO air base of Chambley. Chambley, FRANCE -31/07/2013. Photo by: MARCHI-POOL/SIPA/SIPAUSA

World record broken in air balloon mass take-off

New Mass Take-off World Record was set at 408 balloons, on July 31st during the 2013 edition of the world gathering "Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons" of hot air balloons on the former NATO air base of Chambley, France. The previous record was 343 which was set at the same festival earlier in the week. (SipaPress/SipaUSA)