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Mega hot-air balloon rises for PRC anniversary

2009-09-21 09:13:29 GMT2009-09-21 17:13:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A burner is lit up inside a lantern-shaped hot-air balloon prepared for a flight as part of the celebrations for the upcoming National Day holiday in Shanghai Saturday September 19, 2009. The balloon can carry 30 passengers and is as tall as a 10-story building. [Xinhua]

A lantern-shaped hot-air balloon rises as part of the celebrations for the upcoming National Day festival in Shanghai Saturday September 19, 2009. The balloon can carry 30 passengers and is as tall as a 10-story building. [Xinhua]

A lantern-shaped hot-air balloon rises as part of the celebrations for the upcoming National Day festival in Shanghai Saturday September 19, 2009. The balloon can carry 30 passengers and is as tall as a 10-story building. [Xinhua]

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