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Balloon Stampede Earth Lines
With its tether line dropped to the ground on the morning of Friday, May 11, 2012 in Walla Walla, Wash., a hot air balloon awaits two of its ground crew members to move carefully through rows of greening wheat and secure the line for a landing. The balloon was one of more than twenty that lifted off from area schools and fields just after daybreak on Friday as part of the 38th Annual Balloon Stampede. (AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Jeff Horner)