More than a hundred balloons take part in mass ascent

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2012
Preparations for mass ascent Credit: ITV West
Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2012
An early start for balloonists Credit: ITV West

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2012

The 34th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is getting underway at Ashton Court in the city. Half a million people are expected at the event which runs until Sunday