Hot air balloons are prepared for a flight as others take off during an international hot air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel on Wednesday
A hot air balloon crew member works ahead of take-off during a festival during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at the Eshkol National Park in the Negev, southern Israel. Seven balloons, operated by international crews, took part in the flyover on Tuesday.
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.