A balloon is inflated at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on the Ashton Court estate on Friday in Bristol, UK. Due to the wind conditions, fewer balloons than expected took part in the early morning first mass ascent of the four-day event. Now in its 35th year, the fiesta is Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon gathering, in the city that is seen by many aficionados as the home of modern ballooning. Read more
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