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The 2012, 17th Annual Clark Freeport Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Clarkfield, Clark Zone, Pampanga, Philippines

With some photographer friends, was able to shoot HABF for the 3rd time. We left Manila early, and arrived Clark and saw the chaos. There were literally hundreds of people in line. I initially thought we are way late, and would not have a good vantage point. My girlfriend who was very eager to shoot found us a nice spot. We waited till the sun rose. Got my shot. How many people were there?

Copyright: Edwin Karganilla Jr.
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Taken: 11/02/2012
Uploaded: 11/02/2012
Updated: 17/09/2014
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Tags: hot air baloon; clark; philippines; manila; air; show; pampangga; nikon; canon
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