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Balloonist Fossett Abandons Quest

August 17, 2001

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BAGE, Brazil (AP) _ Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett abandoned his latest effort to travel around the globe in a balloon and landed in southern Brazil on Friday.

An Associated Press photographer flying over the area saw the silver balloon on the ground on the outskirts of this city near the border with Uruguay.

``The balloon was in the middle of some trees, with six or seven people standing around,″ Dario Lopez said by telephone.

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