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In pictures: Balloons over New Mexico

Balloon rally in New Mexico, US

Hot air balloons take to the sky at the 25th Red Rock Balloon Rally in Gallup, New Mexico.

Balloon rally in New Mexico, US

The balloon rally is the world's second largest, with some 180 balloons flying in the three-day event.

Balloon rally in New Mexico, US

A crew test the burner before inflating their balloon for the annual rally.

Balloon rally in New Mexico, US

Some are fired up for the 'dawn patrol'.

Balloon rally in New Mexico, US

A local family gazes at the sky's offering.

Balloon rally in New Mexico, US

A balloon with an alien face is one of those floating through the canyons.




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