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Will the balloons launch today?
Philippines

My 3rd time to attend this event.  First time with only one goal, 360-panorama.

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

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Anticipating, hoping that the balloons will line up in front of us
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Fly away balloons
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People attending the Hot Air Ballon Festival in Clark, Pampangga
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Inside The Hangar Exhibit
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Fung Yu
Clark Balloon Festival
Hakan Durgut
Ortakoy Mosque
Didier Rodrigue
Construction Du Pont
Robert L. Tilden
Point-Arena-Lighthouse-California-USA
Jann Lipka
General Motors Futureliner- restoration project
Christof Martin - pfalz360.de
Pilatus View North/West
Simona Bartolomei
Antica Cacioteca del Fillungo
Cibula Vincent
Hronsek - Wooden Church (SVK)
Valentin Arfire
Girona
Iraklis Kavouklis
Vouvali Mansion
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Gotthard Pass
Ignacio Duran de la Re
Formas de Piedra - el azul estudio
Marco den Herder
Madeira (Monte) - Nossa Senhora
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Mojicap Lake With Edwink
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Dining Hall at Magalawa Island
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Luzon Datum of 1911 of the Philippines
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Kapurpurawan Rock of Ilocos Norte
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Bachang Canon
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Balinese Traditional House
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Piphols in San Pablo Laguna
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Dinggalan Pano
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Early Morning Batad
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Met Bob Marley in Sagada
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Mayantoc Tarlac Philippines
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Final Output
More About Philippines

The Philippines are an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands off the southeast coast of Asia. Only half of these islands have been named and roughly one thousand are inhabited. Look at how beautiful they are! People first arrived here from the mainland around 25,000 B.C. by crossing a land bridge which existed at the time.The name comes from Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, who explored the Philippines in 1521. He claimed them in service of Spain, naming them after Prince Philip. Spain controlled the Philippines for the next 350 years until the Philippine Revolution of 1896.Here's a picture of Fort Santiago, where the national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned prior to his execution. He was a poet and novelist who supported peaceful reform, rather than violent revolution, against the Spanish government.This is one of poems in which he describes the creation of the world, as a gift to his mother:"Say they that tell of the world, the first dawn of the sun, the first kiss that his bosom inflamed, when thousands of beings surged out of nothing, and peopled the depths, and to the heights mounted, to wherever his fecund kiss was implanted"Violent revolution broke out anyway and the Philippines changed hands from Spanish, to American, to Japanese control over the next fifty years. Following World War Two they finally became an independent republic.Back to the beautiful ocean! You can dream about the Cafe Del Mar resort next time you find your screen saver kicking in when you're still sitting at the desk staring blankly. There's a series of DJ mixes with this title but I don't know if it refers to the same place. I would not be surprised.Annnnd to really get you buying your plane tickets...the sunset over Borocay White Beach!Text by Steve Smith.