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Character-themed hot air balloons take flight in Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

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Character-themed hot air balloons take flight from an open field in Clarkfield, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 10, 2011. The 16th Hot Air Balloon Festival kicked off with 27 participating teams, as part of efforts in tourism and aviation sports promotion in the Philippines.

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Performers carry their props as hot air balloons dot the sky for the four-day 16th Hot Air Balloon festival at Clark Economic Zone at Clark Field, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 10, 2011.

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A bird-costumed performer takes a break as a character-themed hot air balloon gets prepared to take off in background at the start of the four-day 16th Hot Air Balloon festival at Clark Economic Zone at Clark Field, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines Thursday Feb. 10, 2011.

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Character-themed hot air balloons take flight from an open field in Clarkfield, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 10, 2011.

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A motor paragliding expert approaches a hot air balloon taking flight at an open field in Clarkfield, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 10, 2011.

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A Filipino couple are silhouetted behind a hot air balloon being inflated at an open field in Clarkfield, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 10, 2011.

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