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Hot Air Balloons Take To The Skies For The European Balloon Festival...IGUALADA, SPAIN - JULY 10: Hot air balloons fly over Igualada during an early flight as part of the European Balloon Festival on July 10, 2014 in Igualada, Spain. The early morning flight of over 30 balloons was shorter than expected due to windy weather. This flight is organised as a curtain raiser for the four-day European Balloon Festival. Now is the 18th year of the most important hot air Balloon event in Spain and one of the biggest in Europe. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Hot air balloons fly over Igualada, Spain, during an early flight as part of the European Balloon Festival. The morning flight of more than 30 balloons was shorter than expected due to strong wind. Read more

Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the "Dinner in the Sky" over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on June 27, 2014. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai on June 27 with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground, at a price that varies from 1,888 yuan (302 USD) to 8,888 yuan (1,423 USD)

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Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the “Dinner in the Sky” over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Friday. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground

Diners take lunch suspended in the air on June 2, 2014 above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels."Dinner in the sky" is an "unique occasion" to discover Brussels's high cuisine and enjoy a spectacular view of the city from the air. 22 guests, strapped into their chairs with harnesses, sit around the mini kitchen where a 'starred' chef prepares and serves the meals and the wine. Brussels wants to become an essential actor of the European gastronomic scene. With its 19 starred restaurants, the EU capital has now more stars than Berlin, Rome, or Milan. "Brussels in the Sky" takes place until June 29th at the Parc du Centenaire, close to the European area. Italy is the guest of honour at this 3rd edition.

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Diners have lunch suspended on Monday above the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels for “Dinner in the Sky”

The Shard building.

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The Shard building is photographed in London on Thursday. Read more

Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and ashes...epa04024301 An Indonesian villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic smoke, at Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 January 2014. Thousands of people have been sheltering for months in mosques, churches and government buildings just out of reach of the past months' eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung. The 2,460-metre volcano had been dormant for 400 years before it erupted in August 2010, forcing more than 30,000 to flee their homes.  EPA/DEDI SAHPUTRA

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A villager rides his motorcycle past a damaged tree as Mount Sinabung emits volcanic smoke near Sigarang Garang village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Dark Sky award for Isle of Man...Undated photo handout issued by www.visitisleofman.com of a very starry night sky on the Isle of Man, who have just been awarded one of the best places in the British Isles to star-gaze as the Dark Sky Discovery Network has announced that the Island now has a total of twenty six designated ìDark Sky Discovery Sitesî. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 6, 2014. Measuring just 32 miles long and 14 miles wide, the Isle of Man now has the largest concentration of Dark Skies sites in the British Isles, lying in some of the Islandís best beauty and heritage sites such as Cregneash historical village, Rushen Abbey and Peel Castle. Light pollution means that more than 85 per cent of the British population has never seen a truly dark sky, but with a low population density and few built up areas, the Isle of Man provides the perfect spot for stargazing. Those hoping to visit the destinations shouldnít worry about lack of access either, with sites awarded Dark Sky Discovery status on the basis of accessibility as well as being free enough from light pollution to get a good view of the stars. Photo credit should read: www.visitisleofman.com/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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A starry night sky on the Isle of Man, one of the best places in the British Isles to stargaze. The island has 26 designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites. Light pollution means that most Britons have never seen a truly dark sky, but its low population density and small number of built-up areas, makes the island an ideal location. Read more

Parachuting practice for Armed Forces Day...epa03884368 A photo taken from the ground in southern Seoul shows parachuters practicing for a show on Armed Forces Day, 26 September 2013. The government designated 01 October as the Armed Forces Day to commemorate the date in 1950 when United Nations troops pushed back North Koreans past the 38th parallel that bisects the Korean Peninsula since then, the Yonhap news agency reported.  EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

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Parachuters in southern Seoul practising for a show on Armed Forces Day. The government designated October 1 as the Armed Forces Day to commemorate the date in 1950 when United Nations troops pushed back North Koreans past the 38th parallel that bisects the Korean Peninsula since then, the Yonhap news agency reported. Read more

Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, n...Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, northern Germany, on September 20, 2013.      AFP PHOTO / DPA / CARSTEN REHDER / GERMANY OUTCARSTEN REHDER/AFP/Getty Images

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Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, northern Germany on Friday. Read more

A view of the city's skyline from the Beijing Yintai Centre building at sunset in Beijing...A view of the city's skyline from the Beijing Yintai Centre building at sunset in Beijing, August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CITYSCAPE)

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A view of the Beijing skyline from the Yintai Centre in the Chinese capital Read more

Synchronised acrobats jump from heights ...Synchronised acrobats jump from heights of seven, eight 15 and 23 meters into a water basin at a theme park in Geiselwind, southern Germany, on August 13, 2013.      AFP PHOTO / DPA / DANIEL KARMANN / GERMANY OUTDANIEL KARMANN/AFP/Getty Images

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Synchronised acrobats jump from heights of up to 23 metres into a water basin at a theme park in Geiselwind in southern GermanyRead more