PHOTOS: Sunday’s stunning mass ascension at Balloon Fiesta

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(Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Balloons took to the sky Sunday during Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.

Balloons lift off at Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Pilots get their balloon (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Balloon crew getting their balloon ready (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
The Koshare Gallup special shape balloon is from Gallup, New Mexico. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer
The emoji balloon took off at the Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
When pigs fly at the Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
The Smurf balloon made its debut this weekend at the Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
The 140-foot tall balloon version of the Christ the Redeemer looking over Rio de Janeiro flew over Albuquerque Sunday. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Special Shape balloon Wes the Wolf. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Special Shape balloon Busby took to the sky Sunday. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Special Shape balloon called “Duma” made soared across Balloon Fiesta Park Sunday. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
This duo had some fun at Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Splash the penguin soared high Sunday. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Some colorful balloons in the Albuquerque sky (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Colorful balloons decorate the Albuquerque sky. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)(Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Master Yoda balloon is always a crowd favorite at the Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
A cool koala at Balloon Fiesta (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Crews get their balloon ready. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
More balloons getting ready to take off at Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Mr. Fish soaring high. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Cool special shape frog at Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
Zebra gives thumbs up to balloon crew, giving them the okay to launch. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
The bees are a crowd favorite at the Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
A cool special shape balloon. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)
( The Wells Fargo stage coach inflates at Balloon Fiesta. (Allison Giron | Digital Content Producer)

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