Hot air balloons fly into record books

An amazing 456 hot air balloons took to the skies at the same time in France, breaking a record set two years earlier at the same event.

The spectacular scene took place on Friday at an air base in Chambley-Bussières.

The balloons came in a variety of designs, including giant smiley faces and a kangaroo.

Over 45 nationalities were represented at the event and it took 45 minutes to get all the balloons in the sky at the same time.

Courtesy of Mondial Air Ballons

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