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Photo Journal: Balloon bonanza

Multicolored hot-air balloons take off one by one at the Saga International Balloon Fiesta in the prefectural capital Saga, on Nov. 1, 2017. The festival is one of Asia's largest hot-air balloon competitions, with 111 balloons from 18 countries and regions participating in this year's event. As the balloons began to take off at 7:10 a.m., onlookers on the ground waved, cheered and took photographs. (Mainichi)

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