Day 5: Pictures and video of Balloon Fiesta 2017

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Ted Labeur, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, prepares a balloon for the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Wednesday’s Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension went off without a hitch, lifting into beautiful flying conditions and clear blue skies.

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Three-year-old Emmaline Kleinmaier and her father Matt, of Cooperstown, NY, take in the sights of the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at Balloon Fiesta Wednesday morning. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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Flight director "Zebra" Sheri Essen, of Lander, Wyoming, gives the go ahead sign for a balloon to take off during the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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Richard Leonard, left, of Belgium,. and his brother Randy Leonard, of Evergreen, Colorado, help inflate "Asendin" for the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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A balloon rider waves to the crowd during the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday October, 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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A Dawn Patrol balloon takes off before the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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Hatseflats Pilot Frans Van Hooft, of the Netherlands, inspects his balloon envelope before the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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Pilot Keith Lutz, of Corrales, prepares his "High Maintenance II" balloon for the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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Doug Riddle, left, and Kirt Martinez help deflate the "2:10 to Yuma" balloon near Rio Bravo and 2nd Street during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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A balloon floats over downtown during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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A Rainbow Ryder balloon tips up as it lands near Rio Bravo and 2nd Street during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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Balloons floats toward downtown during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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Nicole Arsenault of Albuquerque, left, and Carlie Capener of Albuquerque watch the balloons in Vista Del Norte Park during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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A Rainbow Ryder balloon deflates near Rio Bravo and 2nd Street during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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Myla Emery, of Plano, TX, photographs Dawn Patrol balloons before the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at the Balloon Fiestaon Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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A balloon floats over downtown during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

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