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Adili Wuxor waves a Chinese national flag while being lowered to the ground after his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Adili, a Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird's Nest over the past 60 days, setting a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
Photo by: Alexander F. Yuan
Adili Wuxor waves a Chinese national flag while being lowered to the ground after his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China's National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing Friday, July 2, 2010. Mr. Adili, a Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird's Nest over the past 60 days, setting a new Guinness World Record. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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