‘Flight of the angel’: Woman descends from 99-metre bell tower during Venice Carnival

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‘Flight of the angel’: Woman descends from 99-metre bell tower during Venice CarnivalGet short URLLink copied to clipboardemail story to a friendprint versionPublished: 04 February, 2013, 15:35

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A costumed reveller poses at St Mark’s square during the carnival on February 3, 2013 in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)Up to 70,000 people wearing theatrical costumes and colorful masks in Venice’s landmark St Mark’s Square watched the eye-catching “flight of the angel” which is part of the centuries-old Carnival.­The Venice Carnival is a chance to see and to be seen. The annual event draws thousands of tourists keen to take part in theatrical performances and festive balls. The event runs through February 12.A costumed couple poses at St Mark’s square during the carnival in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)A costumed couple poses at St Mark’s square during the carnival
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­This year a 20-year-old Venetian student wearing a glamorous red gown and a black hat had a chance to perform the stunt. Marta Finotto glided on a harness from the 99-metre bell tower of Saint Mark’s Basilica to a stage below.A costumed couple poses at St Mark’s square during the carnival in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)­The Venice Carnival is a chance to see and to be seen. The annual event draws thousands of tourists keen to take part in theatrical performances and festive balls. The event runs through February 12.A costumed couple poses at St Mark’s square during the carnival in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)A costumed couple poses at St Mark’s square during the carnival in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)Costumed revellers arrive at St Mark’s square during the carnival in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)Costumed revellers pose at St Mark’s square during the carnival on February 3, 2013 in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)A costumed couple poses at St Mark’s square during the carnival in Venice (AFP Photo / Vincenzo Pinto)

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