MAGIC OF HOT AIR

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Greenpark Elementary School students and their parents scramble closer, one even crawling across the ground to watch and wave as the Checkmate balloon takes off from the Greenpark field Friday morning. Friday, May 7, 2010

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In red and white sweatshirts Joshua Pettyjohn, 11, and his sister Hannah Ruth, 9, are dwarfed by the size of the Checkmate hot air balloon as pilot and crew work to inflate it on the Greenpark Elementary School lawn Friday morning. Friday, May 7, 2010

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Gracefully drooping power lines frame a quintet of balloons floating over the Walla Walla Valley with the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center in the foreground on a sunny and near perfectly still spring morning. The annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede brings balloons and tourists from around the country filling hotel beds early in the spring. Friday, May 7, 2010

Greenpark Elementary School students and their parents scramble closer, one even crawling across the ground to watch and wave as the Checkmate balloon takes off from the Greenpark field Friday morning.

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