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There’s A Crazy Hot Air Balloon Festival Happening And People Are In Awe

The fence doesn't go high enough to block flying frogs over Parliament House.

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And it's always quite a draw. Locals wake up early to enjoy the views, but even out-of-town visitors get psyched about visiting the city they usually associate with school trips and boring ol' politics.

Les Purfield, who's organised balloon festivals around the world, told ABC radio the Canberra event is unlike any other in the world because people can actually get close to the balloons.

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"The big balloons that are run in the UK are much more restricted [than] what we can do."