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Nujiang's kids "fly" over river

River crossing
In the Nujiang Great Canyon, children as young as 7 go to school by "flying" across a river -- sliding on overhead cables that span the river. The cables are tied to trees on either side of the river and to cross, one is suspended from a rope loop attached to a harness worn around the waist.

Without any safety measures for kids crossing the river, the local villagers biggest wish is to have a bridge that would enable their children go to school and return home safely, as they do not have the means to construct a bridge.

More images after the jump.

River crossing
River crossing
Link & Images: CriOnline
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