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Breathtaking, daring moments from world's biggest diving competitions

Updated 0914 GMT (1714 HKT) August 25, 2015
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A diver leaps from the Saint Bridge into the Drini i Bardhe river during the annual high diving competition near the town of Gjakova, 100 kilometers south of the Kosovan capital of Pristina, on July 26, 2015. 27 divers from Kosovo took part in the open-air contest this year. AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu
Florit Gashi, who ultimately won the competition, prepares to launch himself from the Saint bridge, July 26. The Saint Bridge, from which divers leap, stretches between two limestone cliffs. AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu
The high diving contest dates back around 60 years, and makes a splash again after being interrupted by the Kosovo War from 1998 to 1999 and subsequently postponed due to insufficient funding. AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu
American diver Andy Jones leaps from the 27-meter platform during the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series -- featuring professional divers and some of the world's best cliffs -- on the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal, on July 18, 2015. Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images
Andy Jones jumps from the 27-meter cliff face near Islet Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal, on July 18. Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images
USA's Cesilie Carlton, who was crowned the first world champion of high diving in 2013, plunges into the waters of Vila Franca do Campo on July 18. Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)
Lysanne Richard of Canada dives into the waters around Vila Franca do Campo on July 17, 2015. The islet is created by the crater of an ancient, submerged volcano. Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images
Ginger Huber of the USA plunges into the Atlantic Ocean, Vila Franca do Campo, on July 17. Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images
Jucelino Junior of Brazil, Tara Hyer-Tira of the USA, Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic, Adriana Jimenez of Mexico and Yana Nestsiarava of Belarus take a free fall from a monolith on July 16, 2015 at Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal. Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images
USA's Rachelle Simpson dives from a 20-meter cliff during an open training day of the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal, on July 15, 2015. Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images