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Death-defying daredevilry from around the world

Last updated on: October 17, 2012 08:37 IST

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Stunning photographs for daredevils in actions.

Austrian parachuter Felix Baumgartner, who goes by the code name 'Base 502', prepares to jump from the arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain, overlooking Rio de Janeiro

Baumgartner camped out overnight at the site and used a high-tech crossbow to shoot over the arm of the 30-meter-high statue to climb up. The statue and mountain are located 747 meters above sea level.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Austrian base-jumper Felix Baumgartner, glides through the air past 'Dois Irmaos' mountain.  

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Saimaiti Aishan, a Uighur acrobat of tightrope walking, hangs on a 15-metre-long tightrope connected between two hot air balloons as he fails in an attempt for setting a 100 metre height record in Langshan, Hunan province.

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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A student takes part in a practice session of a stunt performance at Tagou Wushu School in Zhengzhou, Henan province.

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Photographs: Donald Chan/Reuters

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Stunt motorcyclists make jumps during a freestyle motocross exhibition performance at the Liberty Square in Taipei.

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Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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Team Breitling wingwalker Charlotte Voce performs, in advance of their appearance at Saturday's airshow at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, over the Firth of Forth in Scotland.

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Photographs: David Moir/Reuters

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Paulo Victor Aguilera (top) of Bolivia, Latin American champion of BMX bicycle motocross, or "Bicicros", performs a stunt in Santa Cruz.

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Photographs: Carlos Hugo Vaca/Reuters

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A student (C), with the help of his schoolmates, carries out strength practice at a Wushu school in Suining, in southwest China's Sichuan province.

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Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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A 'recortador' pole vaults over a wild cow during an exhibition of riding and acrobatic skills at the bullring on the third day of the annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

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Photographs: Eloy Alonso/Reuters

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Acrobats ride a bicycle during a stunt performance 1000 meters (3300 feet) above the ground at Chaibuxi National Forest Park in Wufeng Tujia minority autonomous county, in central China's Hubei province.

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Photographs: China Out Reuters/China Daily

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Stuntmen perform in a park to celebrate the new Chinese lunar year in Xiangfan.

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Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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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.  


Photographs: Daniel Aguilar/Reuters

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