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Updated: Dec 31, 2012 16:12 IST

In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Felix Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier while making the highest jump ever - a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. AP/Red Bull Stratos
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In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Felix Baumgartner shattered the sound barrier while making the highest jump ever - a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. AP/Red Bull Stratos

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