August 1, 2013 11:08 am

Gallery: 2013 Lorraine Mondial hot air balloon festival in France

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TORONTO – More than 400 hot air balloons took off in France in an effort to break the world record for a mass take off.

A total of 408 balloons took to the skies from a former Nato base in Chambley, France during the Lorraine Mondial International hot air balloon festival.

Previous attempts at breaking the record at the annual festival have been hampered by bad weather.

Below is a look at the 2013 Lorraine Mondial International hot air balloon festival in France: 

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Hot air-balloons fly over Chambley-Bussières, eastern France, on August 1, 2013 as part of the yearly event ‘Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons’, an international air-balloon meeting. (Getty Images)

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Hot air-balloons are about to fly over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, before the world record attempt of the biggest line with 391 balloons on August 1, 2013.  (Getty Images)

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Hot-air balloons rise over a field of sunflowers as they fly over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 31, 2013. (Getty Images)

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A woman looks at hot-air balloons flying over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 31, 2013. (Getty Images)

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A hot-air balloon shaped as a giant bee is filled with air before flyingover Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 31, 2013. (Getty Images)

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Hot-air balloons are pictured from a control tower while flying over Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 31, 2013. (Getty Images)

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A hot air-balloon flies over Xonville, eastern France, on August 1, 2013 as part of the yearly event ‘Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons’, an international air-balloon festival. (Getty Images)

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