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Spreading Wings from the Cliffs

The imposing Azores monoliths rise proudly out of the Atlantic Ocean, standing in salute to the world's best cliff divers.

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Wildcard Rhiannan Iffland was in fine form again following her stunning debut victory in Texas.

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Michal Navratil in mid-flight during his off-the-rocks dive.

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You've got to get up to go down...and it's no easy task.

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Ginger Huber flew like a bird...

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Then nested magically into the ocean waters...

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Resurfacing, the 41-year-old American was delighted to see that she topped the standings after two rounds.

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What's on the horizon for Kris Kolanus after his second-place finish in Copenhagen?

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How good was that dive? The floating judges served up the scores on the waves.

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Andy Jones yearned for action behind bars...

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But soon broke free and glided gracefully into fourth place in the standings.

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The baying ocean waits impatiently to gobble up Adriana Jimenez.

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Then she escapes back to land with fellow Mexican Jonathan Paredes.

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The most pure cliff diving location of the season...a simply stunning spot.

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Gary Hunt gave the A-OK from the rocks above...

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Then put down an immaculate dive which helped him into first place going into Saturday's final rounds.

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