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GRENOBLE (FRANCE) - A 35-year-old Australian man plunged to his death in southeastern France Sunday while attempting to parachute off a cliff in the extreme sport known as base-jumping. 

A photo taken on July 16, 2014 from the Brevent mountain shows a view of the Mont-Blanc mountain, in the French Alps

Police said the man had thrown himself off the 2,600-metre (8,500-feet) peak of Brevent in the French Alps at around 9:00 am (0700 GMT).

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