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Swiss Samuel Volery, professional mountaineer, walks on the 585 meter line during the Highline Extreme event on top of the Moleson peak at 2000 meters above sea level in the Swiss Alps near Fribourg, Switzerland, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. 25 of the European best slackliners compete until September 11, on 8 different lines ranging from 45 meters to 495 meters. To avoid the danger of falling down, the athlete is secured with a rope. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

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Swiss Samuel Volery, professional mountaineer, walks on the 585 meter line during the Highline Extreme event on top of the Moleson peak at 2000 meters above sea level in the Swiss Alps near Fribourg, Switzerland

People participate in the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich, Switzerland August 24, 2016

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People participate in the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich Switzerland 

An image made available on 04 August 2016 shows a cross is pictured in front of the plain of Chablais at the summit of Croix des Chaux (2012m) above Gryon VD, western Switzerland, 03 August 2016.  EPA/ANTHONY ANEX

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A cross is pictured in front of the plain of Chablais at the summit of Croix des Chaux (2012m) above Gryon VD, western Switzerland

A Swiss fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Romania and Switzerland at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France

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A Swiss fan waits for the start of the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Romania and Switzerland at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France

A performer dressed as a bird takes part in a show during the opening ceremony of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, near the town of Erstfeld, Switzerland June 1, 2016. The 57.1-km (35.5 mile)-long Gotthard Base Tunnel, 17 years under construction and designed to last a century, is part of a 23 billion Swiss franc (23.1 billion USD) infrastructure project to speed passengers and cargo by rail below the Alps, as much as 2.3 km (1.7 miles) under the mountain chain, that divides Europe's north and south.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

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A performer dressed as a bird takes part in a show during the opening ceremony of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, near the town of Erstfeld, Switzerland

Competitors climb on their way to the "Col De Riedmatten" pass and "Col De Tsena Refien" pass, during the Glacier Patrol race near Arolla, Switzerland, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Glacier Patrol (Patrouille des Glaciers), organized by the Swiss Army, will take place from 19 to 23 of April. Highly-experienced hiker-skiers will trek across the Haute Route along the Swiss-Italian border from Zermatt to Verbier. The race covers 53km by foot and ski, which is equivalent to 110km without altitude difference. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)

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This photo taken with slow shutter speed shows competitors climbing on their way to the “Col De Riedmatten” pass and “Col De Tsena Refien” pass, during the Glacier Patrol race near Arolla, Switzerland. The Glacier Patrol, organised by the Swiss Army, started on Tuesday and will continue until Saturday. 

Freddy Nock of Switzerland walks on tightrope during a competition in Wulong county, Chongqing, China, March 30, 2016.

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Freddy Nock of Switzerland walks on tightrope during a competition in Wulong county, Chongqing, China today.

FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, of Switzerland,second left,  laughs  during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016 held  in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. The Extraordinary FIFA Congress is being held in order to vote on the proposals for amendments to the FIFA Statutes and choose the new FIFA President. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

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FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, of Switzerland, second left, laughs during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016 held in Zurich, Switzerland. The Extraordinary FIFA Congress is being held in order to vote on the proposals for amendments to the FIFA Statutes and choose the new FIFA President. 

Ushers empty ballot boxes during an election meeting of the Swiss Federal assembly at the House of Parliament in Bern. Swiss lawmakers are due to elect a new federal government, with the populist right-wing, anti-immigrant Swiss People's Party expected to secure a second post after triumphing in the parliamentary polls

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Ushers empty ballot boxes during an election meeting of the Swiss Federal assembly at the House of Parliament in Bern. Swiss lawmakers are due to elect a new federal government, with the populist right-wing, anti-immigrant Swiss People’s Party expected to secure a second post after triumphing in the parliamentary polls

Competitors stand on lines during the Highline Extreme event in Moleson, Switzerland September 25, 2015. European best slackliners will compete until Sunday on six different lines ranging from 45 metres (148 ft) to 495 metres (1,624 ft). The 495 metres (1,624 ft) line if completed, will be the world record.

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Competitors stand on lines during the Highline Extreme event in Moleson, Switzerland on Friday

650 sheep are driven down to the valley after a summer on the alp, with the Zervreilahorn peak (2898 meters above sea level) in the background, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Vals, canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland.

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650 sheep are driven down to the valley after a summer on the alps, with the Zervreilahorn peak in the background, on Thursday, in Vals, canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland

A girl refreshes under a fountain during hot temperatures on Sechselaeutenplatz square in Zurich on Monday

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A girl refreshes under a fountain during hot temperatures on Sechselaeutenplatz square in Zurich on Monday

A member of the Patrouille Suisse flight team of the Swiss Air Force performs in his Northrop F-5 ll Tiger fighting jet during a media day of the Swiss Air Force at the airbase in the central Swiss town of Emmen April 17, 2015.

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A member of the Patrouille Suisse flight team of the Swiss Air Force performs in his Northrop F-5 ll Tiger fighting jet during a media day of the Swiss Air Force at the airbase in the central Swiss town of Emmen on Friday

Stars are pictured over the famous Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland.

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Stars seen in the sky over the Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland

US Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

A model poses next to a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 during the second press day ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva March 4, 2015.

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A model poses next to a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 during the second press day ahead of the 85th Geneva International Motor Show

Nestle CEO Bulcke interacts with a robot named "Pepper" after the full year 2014 results conference in Vevey...Nestle Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Bulcke (R) interacts with a robot named "Pepper" after the full year 2014 results conference at the company headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2015. Nestle in December 2014 began to use the robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across Japan, becoming the first corporate customer for the chatty, bug-eyed androids unveiled in June 2014 by tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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Nestle Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke interacts with a robot named “Pepper” after the full year 2014 results conference at the company headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. In December 2014 Nestle began to use the robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across Japan, becoming the first corporate customer for the chatty, bug-eyed androids by tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp. 

An artificially triggered avalanche thunders down a mountain side past a 30 meters (98 feet) high pole holding measuring equiptment, at the Vallee de la Sionne in Anzere near Sion, February 3, 2015. The full-scale avalanche dynamics test site is providing scientists and engineers of the Swiss Institute of Research of Snow and Avalanches with essential data to understand and model avalanche motion, according to the Institute website.

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An artificially triggered avalanche to help scientists understand its motion thunders down a mountain past a 30-metre high pole holding measuring equipment, at the Vallee de la Sionne in Anzere near Sion, Switzerland on Tuesday

Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of  Death of a Hero  exhibition at Winston Churchill's Chartwell family home. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 23, 2015.  The National Trust's Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition.

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Jock VI, the current cat in residence at Chartwell, on a memorial bench during a preview of Death of a Hero exhibition at Winston Churchill’s Chartwell family home on Friday. The National Trust’s Chartwell is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death with the exhibition

Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway  clears a gate during the final training run for the women's Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in St Moritz January 23, 2015.

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Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway clears a gate during the final training run for the women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in St Moritz on Friday