David Blaine's 'electrifying' act

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US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. Blaine, magician, stuntman and all-round daredevil, hopes to stay standing for three days and nights in the middle of a million volts of fiery electric currents. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. Blaine, magician, stuntman and all-round daredevil, hopes to stay standing for three days and nights in the middle of a million volts of fiery electric currents. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

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US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

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US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

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US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

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US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

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US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

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US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

US magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his latest performance, "Electrified", in New York. AFP /Emmanuel Dunand

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Magician David Blaine walks through the crowd prior to a stunt involving channeling bolts of electricity from various tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity on Pier 54 in New York. Reuters/Andrew Burton

Magician David Blaine walks through the crowd prior to a stunt involving channeling bolts of electricity from various tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity on Pier 54 in New York. Reuters/Andrew Burton

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People watch as magician David Blaine channels bolts of electricity from various tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity during a stunt on Pier 54 in New York. Reuters/Andrew Burton

People watch as magician David Blaine channels bolts of electricity from various tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity during a stunt on Pier 54 in New York. Reuters/Andrew Burton

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Magician David Blaine is helped into position prior to a stunt involving channeling bolts of electricity from various tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity on Pier 54 in New York. Reuters/Andrew Burton

Magician David Blaine is helped into position prior to a stunt involving channeling bolts of electricity from various tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity on Pier 54 in New York. Reuters/Andrew Burton

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