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Hundreds of hot air balloons attempt to soar to records at gathering in France

Hot air balloons are pictured from a control tower while flying over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, to try to set a world record with 408 balloons in the sky, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons,
Hot air balloons are pictured from a control tower while flying over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, to try to set a world record with 408 balloons in the sky, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Over 400 hot air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international hot-air balloon meetin
Over 400 hot air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international hot-air balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AP
Over 400 hot air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international hot-air balloon meetin
Over 400 hot air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in an attempt to set a world record for collective taking-off during the event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international hot-air balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AP
Hot air balloons take off from Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, to try to set up a world record with 408 balloons in the sky on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meetin
Hot air balloons take off from Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, to try to set up a world record with 408 balloons in the sky on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons take off from Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, to try to set up a world record with 408 balloons in the sky on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meetin
Hot air balloons take off from Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, to try to set up a world record with 408 balloons in the sky on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air
Hot air balloons prepare to take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP
Hot air balloons fly near a church over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at sunset, to try to set a world record with 408 balloons in the sky, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international
Hot air balloons fly near a church over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at sunset, to try to set a world record with 408 balloons in the sky, as part of the yearly event Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international air-balloon meeting. -- PHOTO: AFP

Hundreds of hot air balloons are attempting to soar to new world records at Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons, an international gathering in France.

More than 400 balloons took to the skies over Chambley-Bussieres in eastern France on Wednesday in an attempt to set a new world record for the most number of hot air balloons in the sky.

On Thursday, over 390 balloons formed up in a line in another record attempt.