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Hot Air Balloon festival kicks off in León

Leon (Notimex) – The 17th edition of the International Hot Air Balloon Festival has kicked off in the city of León, Guanajuato.

Two hundred balloons from 23 countries will take part in the event, including the UK, U.S., Canada, Brazil, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Ukraine, Russia and Japan.

“We are very proud in Guanajuato to host such a large event, which is among the top three in the world,” said Guanajuato state governor Diego Sinuhe Rodríguez.

Over its 16-year history, the festival has gathered more than 2 thousand balloons and 4.5 million local and international visitors.

Photo: Ivan Santiago/Notimex

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