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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

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VIDEO: Awkward landing for Woody Woodpecker balloon

A viewer has sent us this footage of one of the hot air balloons having a difficult landing in Bristol. A spectator was watching the Bristol Balloon Fiesta mass ascent last night on Durdham Downs when he saw the Woody Woodpecker balloon on a very low approach.

He says it nearly hit an ice cream van, people and cars but no one was hurt.

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