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Members of the Albuquerque Police Department's mounted patrol line up for the national anthem on Sunday morning, the finale for the 42nd annual Balloon Fiesta. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

A fine finish for Balloon Fiesta

On Sunday, the last day of the 42nd annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a well-attended morning glow and cheer-filled farewell mass ascension sealed the nine-day experience, which featured about 3,000 launches in total.

The French-made "BOB (Breizh on Board)." Visitors will see 10 new special shapes.(Courtesy Of Balloon Fiesta)

Special attractions

Special-shape balloons are more than a special attraction at the Albuquerque International Balloon F …

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