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Albuquerque, largest city in New Mexico, USA, is a treasure trove of desert and mountain scenery, cultural diversity, and outdoor recreation. In October hundreds of thousands of visitors swarm to its International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest annual celebration of hot-air ballooning and a photographer's delight. (more...)

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