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Hot-air balloonist out to beat record for solo flight around the world

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A Russian adventurer took off from western Australia in a hot-air balloon in an attempt to beat the record time for solo flight around the world. The current record of 13 days has been held since 2002 by Steve Fossett. (Run time: 0:50)