Hundreds of colorful hot-air balloons are in the skies above Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday (October 7). Around 500 traditional hot-air balloons and 94 character balloons, including Smokey Bear, have lifted off.
The 46th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is billed as the world's largest hot-air ballooning event. People come from all over the world to see the mass ascension. The event runs through next Sunday and is expected to attract close to a million visitors.