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Hot air balloons float over Bristol after taking off from Greville Smyth Park, Bristol in preparation for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013, which will see balloon pilots from all over the world gather in Ashton Court Estate for the four day festival.

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Hot-air balloons float over Bristol after taking off from the city’s Greville Smyth Park, in preparation for the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013.

Relatives embrace each other as they race on horses through a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca, June 24, 2013. The riders of the horses are the representatives of ancient Ciutadella society - nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.

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Relatives embrace each other as they race on horses through a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of Sant Joan in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca. The riders of the horses are the representatives of ancient Ciutadella society – nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.