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BASE jumping off landmarks around the world

Updated 1704 GMT (0104 HKT) January 29, 2016
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BASE jumper Fred Fugen, from Red Bull's Soul Flyers team, leaps from Toronto's 1,815-foot CN Tower in May. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star/Getty Images
Andy Lewis jumps from the 900-foot-tall Titan Tower, the highest of the Fisher Towers, in October 2014. Michael Clark/Red Bull Content Pool
French jumper Vince Reffet leaps from the 920-foot-tall open deck of the Kuala Lumpur Tower during the annual International Tower Jump in September 2013. MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images
Russian extreme-sports star Valery Rozov jumps off the north face of Mount Everest in May 2013. He leapt from an altitude of 23,687 feet, according to Red Bull, which sponsored the event. Thomas Senf/Red Bull Content Pool
Australian Chris McDougall jumps from the top of Al Hamra Tower -- approximately 1,355 feet high -- in March 2013. YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images
Cedric Dumont jumps from the top of Peru's Gocta in August 2012. Renzo Giraldo/Red Bull Content Pool
A BASE jumper descends from the Baling River Bridge in Anshun, China, in July 2012. That's when China held its first-ever BASE jumping event from the suspension bridge, which is considered one of the highest in the world. Zhui ying/Imaginechina/AP
Fred Fugen, Vince Reffet and Jean-Phi Teffaud enjoy a March 2012 jump in Les Gorges de la Bourne, a canyon formed by the Bourne River in southeastern France. DomDaher/Red Bull Content Pool
Valery Rozov prepares for landing after a wingsuit jump from the Grand Pilier d'Angle, a nearly 14,000-foot-tall buttress on the southern side of Mont Blanc in July 2011. Damiano Levati/Red Bull Content Pool
Cedric Dumont jumps off the Avaz Twist Tower in August 2008, shortly after its construction that same year. Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
Gary Connery jumps off the London Eye Ferris wheel in November 2006. Winnie Chang/Rex Features/ZUMAPRESS.com
Years before his historic 2012 space jump, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner lept from the arm of the 98-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer statue in December 1999. WOLFGANG LUIF/AP