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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Amazing Events In Pictures

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One hundred wingsuit skydivers fall to earth in a diamond formation during a world record attempt above Perris Valley in Southern California


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Base jumper Andrei Nefedov from Russia leaps from the top of the 421-metre Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia


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Blake Aldridge of Great Britain diving from the 27.5 metre platform during the seventh and final stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Wadi Shab in Oman




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A crop circle that looks like a 3D cube is seen from above in a field at Hackpen Hill in Wiltshire


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An electrician from Penglai in northern China's Shandong Province has built a robot that is able to pull a cart big enough for three adults to ride in. He has dressed the robot in his son's school uniform and added a pair of trainers, sunglasses and a hat. The robot is controlled using a computer mouse on the cart's right hand armrest and stepping on or off the gas pedal causes it to move or stop.


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02349/ostrich-pillow_2349969k.jpgA company is offering the perfect solution for resting on the go - an Ostrich Pillow for power naps. The quirky invention is placed on the head allowing you to comfortably rest your head on any surface, while blocking out visual and aural distractions. Design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian and product innovators Studio Banana Things are now seeking funding for their idea through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.


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A man rides an electric tricycle against the traffic on an overpass in Jinan, China


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French centenarian Robert Marchand is congratualted at the outdoor Tete-d'Or Velodrome track in Lyon after he set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cycle 100km. Marchand, who turns 101 on November 26, has been training every day for months in hopes of crossing the finish line in less than five hours. He cycled 100km in 4 hours 17 minutes and 27 seconds, at an average speed of 23.305km per hour.


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Ion Oncescu, arm wrestling world champion, walks underwater with a 59kg barbell in Bucharest


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Seven-year-old Yang Jinlong pulls a van with eight adults aboard in Chuzhou, China


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Stunt performer Liu Hong winds snakes through his nose and mouth at a folk artist stunt competition in Yongchun, Chongqing Municipality, China


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02352/escapologist_2352319k.jpgCanadian escapologist Dean Gunnarson successfully escapes from the track of one of the fastest roller-coasters in Asia as the carriages approach. Gunnarson was handcuffed, chained, and padlocked around his arms and neck, and then chained to the tracks of the bullet coaster in Shenzhen city, China's Guangdong province. As the cars approached at their top speed of 135 km/h, Gunnarson had just 58 seconds to escape and then leap 10 metres from the track onto an air cushion before the coaster ran him down.


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An artist's impression of a proposed 625-foot Ferris wheel planned as part of a retail and hotel complex along the Staten Island waterfront in New York. The attraction, called the New York Wheel, would be higher than the Singapore Flyer, the London Eye, and a "High Roller" wheel planned in Las Vegas.


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Workers stand on one of the spheres of Brussels' Atomium, during a cleaning operation. The 102-metre (335 feet) tall structure with its nine spheres symbolises a crystal molecule of metal with its atoms being magnified about 165 billion times. The cleaning of the Atomium, which was designed for the 1958 International Exhibition of Brussels and which received a multimillion-dollar facelift in 2006, will run for a full month. A team of five specialised workers take about three days to clean a ball, each of which has a surface area of 1000 square metres (10,764 square feet).


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Model maker Paula Laughton reaches out to dust the very tip of the model Big Ben at Legoland, Windsor, during the resort's annual clean-up. Each September, the park closes down for two days to clean up after the summer holidays. The model making team patrol the park making repairs and sprucing up a vast array of models from the very tiny to the extremely large.


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The world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, meets Jyoti Amge, 19, the world's shortest woman, upon her arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal


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German hairdresser Elmar Weisser, 48, shows off his beard, which is shaped like a stork, during the 2012 European Beard and Moustache Championships in Wittersdorf near Mulhouse, Eastern France. Weisser, who won the World Beard and Moustache Championship in 2011, ranked second in the freestyle category this year.


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A man carries a a freind through floodwaters outside a pub, as the swollen River Ouse flows through the city of York


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A woman walks through foam, caused by heavy winds and stormy seas, on a coastal path in the town of Portstewart in Northern Ireland


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US President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign appearance at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio


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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney passes a crying baby back into the crowd outside the American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, Virginia


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Team Europe golf fans applaud on the second green during the 39th Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois


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A Free Syrian Army soldier looks into a mirror to help him see government troops during fighting in Alep

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