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Festival of Balloons Brought Elastic Curiosities To Dallas

While it isn't clear how one discovers a talent in the balloon arts, those competing at Sunday's Festival of Balloons were well-versed in the trade. Roughly 600 sculptors from 50 countries gathered at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel to flex their elastic prowess and construct colossal balloon sculptures. Birds of prey, a haunted house and even a balloon crucifix Jesus were on display -- we have a few highlights below. Check out the entire photo coverage on our slideshow.

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