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In pictures: World Air Games

The World Air Games in Dubai sees more than 850 competitors from 55 countries compete in 23 different disciplines, from model aircraft racing to speed skydiving.

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Image caption The United Arab Emirates national aerobatic display team, Al Fursan, perform a double helix with smoke.
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Image caption A hot-air balloon is seen over Dubai as part of a practice take-off.
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Image caption Breitling Wingwalkers Marie Killerby and Sarah Tanner soar above the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.
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Image caption French paraglider Theo de Blic flies above the Skydive Dubai Dropzone during a solo aerobatics run.
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Image caption Skydivers train for the two-way formation event above the Skydive Dubai Desert Dropzone. The third skydiver is a cameraman, who films the competing pair for judging once on the ground.
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Image caption A pilot competes in the freestyle round of the powered aerobatics discipline, which is set to music.
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Image caption Paraglider Pal Hammer Rognoy exits the launch helicopter to start his round of solo aerobatics above the Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone runway.
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Image caption Zoltan Veres and his display team perform in front of the skyline of Dubai.
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Image caption Hot-air balloons launch as the Sun goes down.
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Image caption Yuri Garmachov, from Russia, swoops in during the freestyle round of canopy piloting. Competitors hit speeds of up to 100mph (160km/h) on approach to the water.
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Image caption Eliot Nochez flies over the Palm Jumeirah and the stadium built for the opening ceremony.
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Image caption A solo aerobatics paraglider competitor trails smoke above Logo Island, part of the Palm Jumeirah.
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Image caption Tim Alongi exits the helicopter at the start of his solo aerobatic routine. Below him is construction for the Dubai Eye, a planned 210m (689ft) Ferris wheel that will be the biggest in the world.

The World Air Games runs until 12 December.

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