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Balloon fiesta for Albuquerque skies

6 October 2013 Last updated at 08:39 BST

Albuquerque is hosting its annual International Balloon Fiesta, which saw 550 hot air balloons take-off together.

The week-long events sees several mass ascensions, along with skill challenges for the pilots.

Adnan Nawaz reports.