French daredevil Alain Robert

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People look out of their windows as French urban climber Alain Robert, known as 'Spiderman', climbs up the 231 meter high (758 feet) First Tower, the tallest skyscraper in France, in the La Defense business district in Courbevoie, outside Paris, Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Alain Robert, a French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings, conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre hotel on Feb. 4 without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in about half an hour as hundreds of awed onlookers gasped and cheered from the streets below.

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