The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine day event, and has over 500 balloons each year. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. The azure skies above the verdant Rio Grande Valley became a surreal canvas of color during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This year’s festival drew pilots from 22 countries around the world.
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