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VIDEO: Time-lapse footage captures 700 hot air balloons taking flight

Last month, the 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta was held in Albuquerque, N.M., with more than 700 hot air balloons taking part.

Roadtrippers.com" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> captured the nine-day event and released this incredible time-lapse video.

The stunning footage shows hundreds of balloons taking off into the New Mexico sky.

From the video description:

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"Beep.. Beep.. Beep.. The Alarm goes off at 4 am. Time to get ready for a morning full of hot air balloons! Eat a quick breakfast (maybe), grab the batteries off the chargers, cameras and warm clothes and head out for the field! This was my favourite part of shooting the Balloon Fiesta. The early morning anticipation running around the field in the dark trying to find the row of balloons that will go off for dawn patrol! The [balloons] will be all laid out on the ground and just as you start to see some light backlighting the Sandia mountains the first group of balloons start to inflate. The best pilots go up before the sunrise to find out what the wind conditions will be like for the day. They take off one after another into the dark of the morning. After that, it gets crazy."
 
 
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