The sun rises from behind the Hajar Mountains as one of the world’s largest hot air balloons carries 24 passengers flying over the Margham desert about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
An Angry Bird inspired Hot Air balloon floats over rice fields and houses during the Philippine International Balloon festival in Lubao town, Pampanga province, north of Manila
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A hot air balloon hovers over the temples of Bagan in Myanmar, on Tuesday. Between the 11th and 13th centuries, the city, in Mandalay province, was the kingdom’s capital and one of the most important centres for learning in Asia.
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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.
A hot air balloon on Monday goes down during a trip in Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey. One tourist died and 18 were injured when the balloon crashed to the ground in central Turkey after colliding mid-air with another.