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Published September 28. 2013 4:00AM
Vincent Thian/AP photo
Base jumper Kristian Moxnes of Norway leaps Friday from the 984-foot-high observation deck of Malaysia's landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump. More than 100 professional base jumpers from 20 countries took part in the annual event. BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for the four categories of objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, earth.

Base jumper Kristian Moxnes of Norway leaps Friday from the 984-foot-high observation deck of Malaysia's landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump. More than 100 professional base jumpers from 20 countries took part in the annual event. BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for the four categories of objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, earth.

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