Day and night for a week in northeastern Myanmar, homemade fireworks woven into hot air balloons’ bamboo frames are released over adoring crowds, showering them in sparks. The Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival is regarded as one of the most beautiful and dangerous celebrations in Asia.
Hot air balloons take to the skies at a preview flight to launch next week’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on August 5, 2016 in Bristol, England. The four day event event, which will officially open next week on Thursday, is now in its 38th year and is Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon event.
French trapeze artist Isabelle Ponsot performs while hanging from a hot air balloon above Chatellerault on June 22, 2016.
Around 200 balloonists from 16 different countries are taking part in the International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.