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AN acrobat from the Chinese province of Uighur has become the first person to walk a tightrope high in the sky between two hot air balloons.

Saimati Aishan, walked the daring 15 metres at the weekend.

He is the nephew of Adili Wuxor, who is known in China as the Prince of the Tightrope.

Aishan set a national tightrope walking record at 30 metres high but unfortunately failed in his attempt at 100 metres, local media reported.

In 1974 the tightrope walker Philippe Petit caused consternation in New York when he walked from one of the towers of the World Trade Centre across to the other.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 8, 2011
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