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Balloon Fiesta

Jon Peterson of Racine, Wis., fires up the burners on the Earth, Wind and Fire II balloon to inflate it for a static display on Sunday, the final morning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Breezing to a close

Fiesta wraps up good run despite a few weather issues

Balloons inflate on the field Sunday morning as Fiestagoers flood the park. (Donn Friedman/Journal)

2014 Balloon Fiesta says farewell

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People flow beneath a few balloons that stuck to the ground Saturday morning at Balloon Fiesta Park

Fiesta fast forward

Time-lapse videos compress long events into minutes or seconds

Balloons head north west over hwy 313 towards Bernalillo. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.(Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal.)

Saturday’s Balloon Fiesta a go

The Green Flag is up. Temperature is at 54 degrees. Both surface winds and upper winds are light.