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In Pictures: Up, up and away – hot air balloons dominate London skyline

The city has been playing host to the RICOH Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta.

Hot air balloons over London during the 2019 RICOH Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta (David Mirzoeff/PA)
Hot air balloons over London during the 2019 RICOH Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta (David Mirzoeff/PA)

Hot air balloons have taken to the sunny skies above London to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Up to 50 left from Battersea Park on Sunday morning in an event which has raised more than £175,000 in the last three years.

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(David Mirzoeff/PA)
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(David Mirzoeff/PA)
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(David Mirzoeff/PA)
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The Shard as seen from a hot air balloon (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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A hot air balloon prepares to take off from Battersea Park (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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(David Mirzoeff/PA)
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Hot air balloons take off from Battersea Park (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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