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Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, the first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing, speeds through the air after launching from a hot-air balloon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAURENT GILLIERON / AFP / Getty Images

Indian Border Security Force soldiers patrol along the India-Bangladesh international border at Fulbari. Security has been intensified at the India-Bangladesh border ahead of President Obama's visit to India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP / Getty Images

The body of a victim of the Mount Merapi eruption lies on a road covered with volcanic ash.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Trisnadi / Associated Press

A soldier walks with a volunteer carrying an elderly resident through the Central Java village of Argomulyo, which has been covered in ash from the Mount Merapi volcano.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLARA PRIMA / AFP / Getty Images

Pakistani villagers clean the interior of a mosque following a suicide bombing that killed at least 65 people during the main weekly prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A MAJEED / AFP / Getty Images

French climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman," scales the 541-foot Singapore Flyer observation wheel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIVEK PRAKASH / Reuters

Two woman at the Guggenheim Museum chat in front of the artwork "Self-portrait with 3 years" by English conceptual artist Gillian Wearing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL TONA / EPA

Officials look at the Burst -- a 3.5-ton mechanical flower by artist You Wen-fu -- during a preview visit to the Pavilion of Dreams at the Taipei International Flora Exposition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: POOL / Reuters

A girl with a painted face attends a demonstration by students against nuclear waste storage in Luechow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty Images

Visitors walk past lanterns featuring a Korean traditional sport during the Seoul Lantern Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JO YONG-HAK / Reuetrs

Indian Shiite Muslims burn an American flag and an effigy of President Obama outside a mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Baby elephants Luk Chai, left, and Pathi Harn, right, meet the newest and as-yet- unnamed baby elephant, center, who was born Nov. 2 at the Sydney Zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICK STEVENS / AFP / Getty Images

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Pictures in the News | Nov. 5, 2010

Truth or dare? The truth in Friday’s Pictures in the News is that we show the exploits of  a couple of daredevils. Swiss pilot Yves Rossy  launched himself out of a hot-air balloon about 1.25 miles  high with a pair of jet-fitted wings attached and flew through the skies above western Switzerland. Not to be outdone, the French climber known as “Spiderman” scaled the 541-foot Singapore Flyer observation wheel in Singapore.

Back down on solid ground, we have a demonstration in Germany against nuclear waste storage; the installation of a  32-ton  concrete-and-metal statue of Jesus in Poland; and the lights and color of the Seoul Lantern Festival. In the news, Indonesia’s Mount Merapi continues to erupt,  wreaking havoc and death in the village of Argomulyo; a mosque bombing in Pakistan claims dozens of  lives; and Indian Shiite Muslims burn an effigy of President Obama ahead of his visit.

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