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Hot-air Balloon Festival opens in Inner Mongolia

2009-08-13 05:56:14 GMT2009-08-13 13:56:14 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A participant makes preparations before flying his hot-air balloon in Guyang County of Baotou City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Aug. 12, 2009. About a hundred hot-air balloons from 8 countries and regions are supposed to rise during the first China-Baotou-The Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) Hot-air Balloon Festival which opened here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

A hot-air balloon rises in Guyang County of Baotou City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Aug. 12, 2009. About a hundred hot-air balloons from 8 countries and regions are supposed to rise during the first China-Baotou-The Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) Hot-air Balloon Festival which opened here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

A hot-air balloon rises in Guyang County of Baotou City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Aug. 12, 2009. About a hundred hot-air balloons from 8 countries and regions are supposed to rise during the first China-Baotou-The Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) Hot-air Balloon Festival which opened here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Hot-air balloons rise in Guyang County of Baotou City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Aug. 12, 2009. About a hundred hot-air balloons from 8 countries and regions are supposed to rise during the first China-Baotou-The Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) Hot-air Balloon Festival which opened here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

People enjoy watching a rising hot-air balloon in Guyang County of Baotou City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Aug. 12, 2009. About a hundred hot-air balloons from 8 countries and regions are supposed to rise during the first China-Baotou-The Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) Hot-air Balloon Festival which opened here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Hot-air balloons rise in Guyang County of Baotou City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Aug. 12, 2009. About a hundred hot-air balloons from 8 countries and regions are supposed to rise during the first China-Baotou-The Great Wall in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) Hot-air Balloon Festival which opened here on Wednesday.

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