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Breathtaking First Round Photos from Switzerland

Fans packed Lake Lucerne on boats and inflatables to watch the world's best cliff divers compete in glorious sunshine.

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It's lonely at the top as Kris Kolanus leaps away from the men's 27m platform.

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But there's plenty of company down below as Kolanus rips the water just meters from the mesmerized fans.

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Even away from the platform things were just as competitive in the athletes' area.

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Rhiannan Iffland makes the nervy climb down to the women's 21m platform.

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But there were no nerves on show as the reigning champion fired into the lead after two rounds.

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Hands up who wants a hat-trick this weekend? Steven LoBue does, after back-to-back victories in Spain and Portugal.

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Perfect from every angle...even for those who stayed back on dry land.

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Birthday Brit. Blake Aldridge turned 36 on Saturday and had 5,000 fans singing Happy Birthday to him when he was announced on the platform.

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American Andy Jones spreads his wings for a flight down to the breathtaking blue water.

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Competition director Hassan Mouti seems happy after a safe and successful day for the divers on the lake.

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Catching some rays while the world's best cliff divers compete right in front of you. Perfect.

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Ginger Huber swoops down through the Swiss Alpine air.

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Orlando Duque, injured and unable to compete this weekend, glides as gracefully as ever through his media duties.

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Wildcard Antonina Vishyvanova displays her art in just her second ever World Series event.

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Wildcard and local Swiss diver Matthias Appenzeller was at ease in front of the cameras during his debut.

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And he was pretty impressive in the air too!

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Gary Hunt is back on top, but can he stay there to grab his first victory in almost a year?

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