Melbourne’s Birdman rally pulls in the crowds
12 March 2017 | 12:40 pm
Crowds flock to the annual charity Birdman Rally in Melbourne, Australia. Contestants jump off a four-metre platform above the river, staying in the air for as long as possible before crashing into the water.
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