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Shape shake-up as creative balloons debut at this year’s Fiesta

Scuba Diver, a special shape balloon from Brazil, will also take part in events at this year's Fiesta. (Courtesy of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta)

Scuba Diver, a special shape balloon from Brazil, will also take part in events at this year’s Fiesta. (Courtesy of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Watch out, pig. Angry Bird will take flight at this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from Oct. 5-13.

Other innovative special shape balloons this year will include Snow White and several new balloons by Brazilians, who are famed for their creative balloon designs.

Special shape balloons have been the stars of Balloon Fiesta since the Special Shape Rodeo premiered in 1989. That event will take wing Oct. 10-11.

New balloons from Brazil will include Scuba Diver, Triple Clown Head, Little Wizard, Hummingbird, Princess Carriage and Rocket Boy, a boy with a jet pack on his back.

U.S. balloon makers will answer with Angry Bird and Peg Leg Pete, a parrot dressed as a pirate.

From France comes BOB, short for Breizh on Board, a lighthouse with a face. Breizh is the French name for Brittany, a peninsula in northwest France.

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