Published 11:44 am Monday, October 17, 2011

Joe Fowler of Georgetown, Texas, watches as balloons rise to flight Sunday during the final day of the 2011 Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez. The competition and festival began Friday night with a balloon glow, and organizers said thousands of people visited to watch the balloons race across the river between Natchez and Vidalia. One Natchez couple was married Saturday morning in a balloon above Natchez.

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