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Tightrope walker balances above the Seine River

Monday, April 07, 2014 - 00:57

April 7 - A tightrope walker navigates a 150-meter (164 yards) long cable 25 meters (27 yards) above Paris' Seine River. Tara Cleary reports.

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High above the Seine, tightrope walker Denis Josselin crosses Paris' famous river for a second time. Not only does Josselin perform without a safety harness, the acrobat also blindfolds himself about halfway across the wire. The Frenchman even takes the windy conditions in his stride. SOUNDBITE: Denis Josselin, French tightrope walker, saying (French): "People often think that tightrope is a question of balance, but on the contrary it's a question of imbalance. So if it's windy, we play with the wind; we make a friend out of it, not an obstacle." Josselin has been doing his balancing act for 28 years and he is the only tightrope walker to have crossed above the Seine.

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Tightrope walker balances above the Seine River

Monday, April 07, 2014 - 00:57