Philanthropic balloon adventure

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Matt Silver-Vallance flies above Table Bay, with some of his support crew in boats from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance flies above Table Bay, with some of his support crew in boats from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

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Matt Silver-Vallance gets ready prior to fly from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance gets ready prior to fly from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

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Matt Silver-Vallance reacts after he flew acrosse the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance reacts after he flew acrosse the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

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Matt Silver-Vallance drops some excess material as he flies above Table Bay, with some of his support crew in boats from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance drops some excess material as he flies above Table Bay, with some of his support crew in boats from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

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Matt Silver-Vallance gets ready prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance gets ready prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

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Matt Silver-Vallance gets ready prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town.AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance gets ready prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town.AFP

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Matt Silver-Vallance asks people to clear the area prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance asks people to clear the area prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

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Matt Silver-Vallance talks to the press prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

Matt Silver-Vallance talks to the press prior to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons in Cape Town. AFP

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South Africa's Matt Silver-Vallance floats above the sea using helium filled balloons from the airfield of Robben Island across the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town. Reuters

South Africa's Matt Silver-Vallance floats above the sea using helium filled balloons from the airfield of Robben Island across the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town. Reuters

UPDATED ON APR 07, 2013 09:25 PM IST
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