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Japan Commemorates 3rd Anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake...SENDAI, JAPAN - MARCH 11:  (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) People release balloons to commemorate the victims of the tsunami at Arahama area on March 11, 2014 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. Japan marks the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which claimed more than 18,000 lives. Problems of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cast a shadow over life on the people in Fukushima, as there is no prospects of the decommissioned work completion.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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People release balloons to commemorate the victims of the tsunami at the Arahama area in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. The nation is marking the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which claimed more than 18,000 lives. Read more

TOPSHOTS An Afghan balloon vendor walks ...TOPSHOTS An Afghan balloon vendor walks along a street in Kabul on February 18, 2014. Some nine million Afghans or 36 percent of the population are living in "absolute poverty" while another 37 percent live barely above the poverty line, according to a UN report. AFP PHOTO/Nicolas ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan balloon seller walks along a street in Kabul. About 9m Afghans, or 36% of the population, are living in ‘absolute poverty’ while another 37% t live barely above the poverty line, according to a UN report. Read more

Eid Al-Adha Celebrated Across Indonesia...YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 15:  A man sells balloons as Indonesian muslims attend Eid Al-Adha prayer at Parangkusumo beach on October 15, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Adha, known as the 'Feast of the Sacrifice', is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar. The holiday marks the end of the Haji Pilgrimage and serves as day to remember the Islamic profit Ibrahim, and his willingness to sacrifice his son to God. On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity. It is customary for Muslims family to honour Allah by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat amongst family members.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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A man sells balloons as Indonesian muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayer at Parangkusumo beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Over 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event "Lorraine Mondial air ballons", an international hot-air balloon meeting.

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Over 400 hot-air balloons took off in Chambley-Bussières, eastern France, on Wednesday in an attempt to set a world record for collective take-off.

Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition...PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27:  Ninetly-five children release 95 balloons after praying for former President Nelson Mandela to mark the upcoming of his 95th birthday outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today.

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Ninety-five children release 95 balloons outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital, Pretoria, after praying for Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, to mark his upcoming 95th birthday. Mr Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Family members and President Jacob Zuma visited Mr Mandela in the hospital on Thursday. Read more

Hot air balloons fly across Qiongzhou Strait in Haikou, south China's Hainan province during the H1 China Hot Air Balloon Challenge on June 18, 2013. Fifteen balloons flew over the strait in 2.5 hours and succeeded in landing on Leizhou Peninsula in Hai'an.

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Hot air balloons fly across Qiongzhou Strait in Haikou, south China‘s Hainan province, as part of the H1 Hot Air Balloon Challenge on Tuesday. Fifteen balloons flew over the strait in 2.5 hours and succeeded in landing on Leizhou Peninsula

A Thai vendor carries balloons for sale in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 23 , 2013.

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A Thai vendor carries balloons for sale in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.