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Colorful hot air balloon in New Mexico
October 3, 2011

Hot Air Balloon, New Mexico

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

As colorful as a butterfly wing, this balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta provides a shimmering backdrop for silhouetted visitors. Five hundred balloons from 39 states and 17 countries thrilled visitors at the 2010 festival.

(From the upcoming National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

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Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic
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