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Death-defying daredevils

2012-05-25 07:17:40 GMT2012-05-25 15:17:40(Beijing Time)

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 July 22, 2011. (REUTERS/David Moir)

A policeman performs a stunt through fluorescent tubes and a ring of fire during the Republic Day celebrations in Jammu January 26, 2011. India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta)

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 July 8, 2008. (REUTERS/Eloy Alonso)

Australian stunt Motocrosser Robbie Maddison, 28, jumps over the 85-metre (279-feet) wide Corinth Canal at height of nearly 100 metres (328-feet) in Greece April 8, 2010. (REUTERS/Joerg Mitter/Global-Newsroom/Handout)

Daredevil motorcycle riders perform during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2009. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Monday. (REUTERS/B Mathur)

Stuntmen perform on their motorbikes and car on the walls of the "Well of Death" at a fair on the outskirts of Jammu November 28, 2007. The stuntmen earn their livelihood by performing dare-devil 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. (REUTERS/Amit Gupta)

Samat Hasan, a 24-year-old stuntman from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, walks on a tightrope in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province April 25, 2009. Walking on a 700-metre-long (2,300 ft) rope with a 3.1-centimetre (1.2 inches) 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 in October last year, local media reported. (REUTERS/China Daily)

A look at shocking stunts by death-defying daredevils around the world.



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