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  • Base Jumpers Dive 984 Feet

    Base jumper Vincent Philippe Benjamin Reffet from France leaps from the 300-meter (approximately 984-foot) Open Deck of the landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 27, 2013. Some 103 professional base jumpers from 20 countries were taking part in the annual event.
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  • Nik Wallenda Crosses Arizona Canyon

    Base jumper David Laffargue, right, and Rodolphe Roger Coianiz of France leap together from the 300-meter Open Deck of the landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 27, 2013.
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  • Base Jumpers Dive 984 Feet

    Base jumper Olivier Julien Chacornac of France flashes peace signs while leaping backwards from the 300-meter Open Deck of the landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sept. 27, 2013.
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  • Slackliner Sets World Record

    Nik Wallenda nears the completion of his 1400 foot walk across the Grand Canyon for Discovery Channel's Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda, June 23, 2013 at the Grand Canyon, Calif.
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  • Slackliner Sets World Record

    Nik Wallenda walks across a 2-inch wire 1500 feet above the ground to cross the Grand Canyon for Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda on the Discovery Channel, Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Grand Canyon, Calif.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Professional slackliner Reinhard Kleindl walks a high wire in front of the Frankfurt skyline, May 25, 2013. Austrian Kleindl set a world record on Saturday by walking the highest urban high line at 607 feet.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Saimaiti Aishan, a 27-year-old Uighur acrobat, hangs on a 49-foot-long tightrope connected between two hot air balloons as he attempts to set a 328-foot height record in Langshan, China, Aug. 6, 2011. Aishan is the first person to perform tightrope walking between two hot air balloons. He set a national tightrope walking record at 98 feet, but failed in his attempt of 328 feet.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Austrian parachutist Felix Baumgartner, 30, who goes by the code name "Base 502," prepares to jump from the arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue, overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 1, 1999. It was the world's lowest ever base jump from the 98-foot-high arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    A biker performs in front of the Great Giza pyramids during Red Bull Fighters International Freestyle Motocross 2009 Exhibition Tour on the outskirts of Cairo, April 10, 2009.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    France's daredevil climber Jean-Michel Casanova climbs the Bailong Elevator in the Wulingyuan tourism area of Zhangjiajie, China, May 18, 2013. The 1,083-foot elevator, opened in 2002, was claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. Casanova successfully climbed the outdoor section of the elevator (564 feet) without safety equipment in 68 minutes and 26 seconds.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Wingwalker Charlotte Voce of the Breitling Jet Team performs an aerobatic trick prior to an airshow at the National Museum of Flight in Scotland on July 22, 2011.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    A policeman performs a stunt through fluorescent tubes and a ring of fire during the Republic Day celebrations in Jammu, India, Jan. 26, 2011.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Aerialist Nik Wallenda tighropes over Niagara Falls, June 15, 2012, in Niagara Falls, Canada. Wallenda walked across the 1,800-foot long, 2-inch-wide wire as the first person to cross directly over the falls from the U.S. into Canada. Wallenda is a seventh generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is seen at the start of his free-fall across the English Channel between Dover and Calais, July 31, 2003. Baumgartner jumped out of a plane at 29,500 feet above Dover, wearing only an aerodynamic jumpsuit with a 6-foot carbon fin strapped to his back, oxygen to breathe, and a parachute to land. He landed safely in Calais after an eight-minute free-fall.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, walks on a tightrope in Zhangjiajie, China, April 25, 2009. Walking on a 2,300-foot-long rope with a 1.2-inch diameter and set at a 39-degree gradient, Hasan successfully broke the Guinness World Record for aerial tightrope walking after failing in a previous attempt.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Stuntmen perform on their motorbikes and car on the walls of the "Well of Death" at a fair on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Nov. 28, 2007. The stuntmen earn their livelihood by performing daredevil stunts by driving their bikes and cars on the walls of the "Well of Death" and attracting a large number of spectators from all walks of life.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    France's daredevil climber Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman", scales a 23-floor glass and steel office building known as "World Plaza" in Mexico City's Santa Fe district Dec. 7, 2006. Robert took 30 minutes to climb the building and was taken away by authorities after reaching the top.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    Acrobats ride a bicycle during a stunt performance 3,300 feet above the ground at Chaibuxi National Forest Park in Wufeng Tujia minority autonomous county, China, Oct. 9, 2006.
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  • Daredevils: Death-Defying Stunts

    A student practices a stunt performance at Tagou Wushu School in Zhengzhou, China, July 29, 2010. More than 1,500 students from the school performed at the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Guangzhou.
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