High-flying world record

Forming a massive snowflake formation, 138 skydivers fall heads-down at speeds of up to 220 mph over Ottawa, Ill. They shattered the vertical skydiving world record Friday. Enlarge photo

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Forming a massive snowflake formation, 138 skydivers fall heads-down at speeds of up to 220 mph over Ottawa, Ill. They shattered the vertical skydiving world record Friday.

Skydivers rehearse their exit from the aircraft before attempting the world-record dive. Enlarge photo

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Skydivers rehearse their exit from the aircraft before attempting the world-record dive.