IN PICTURES: Up, up, and away at Israel's hot air balloon festival

28 leading hot-air balloon crews from around the world gather at largest ever such event held in the Gilboa.

Hot air balloons are prepared during 2-day festival  (photo credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias)
Hot air balloons are prepared during 2-day festival
(photo credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias)
Twenty-eight leading hot-air balloon crews from around the world gathered Sunday at the Gilboa Hot-Air Balloon Festival, the largest ever held in Israel.
Dozens of balloons filled the air to perform air acrobatics shows and more. The festival is taking place Sunday to Monday at Ma’ayan Harod and Tuesday at the Eshkol National Park in the Negev.


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