Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta takes flight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is officially underway. People were already lining up at the gates at 4:00 a.m. and the anticipation could be seen around the entire park.

Balloonists were given the green flag Saturday and the balloons flew in Mass Ascension. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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