Hot air balloons float in the sky

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Balloon festival

Hot air balloons take to the skies on Aug. 6 for an early morning flight over Bristol, England. The excursion was organized as a preview for the 34th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which kicks off on Aug. 9.

 

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Man prepares a hot air balloon for flight.

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Balloon prep

A balloonist prepares a balloon for flight on Aug. 6 ahead of the launch of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

 

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A square hot air balloon with a cartoon dragon on it

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Flying dragon

A quirky box-shaped hot air balloon featuring a cartoon dragon flies low over a residential neighborhood on Aug. 6 in Bristol, which is considered the birthplace of modern ballooning.

 

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