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Up, up & away

This year’s Regatta de Globos Ajijic got off to a slow start, but by 5 p.m. the soccer pitch was a sea of humanity enjoying the food and libations, while visiting with friends and relatives and watching the visual spectacle.

The balloons covered multiple themes, including flowers, watermelons, piñata stars, salutes to Mexico, heart-shaped marriage proposals, shamrocks, onion domes, fish, lizards and teddy bears.

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They came in all colors, shapes and sizes, and were launched into the air throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Not all of them made it off the ground and a couple of fiery disappointments had the crowd scattering to avoid the flames, but all in a good-humored, small-town bonhomie.

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