Photos: Red Bull 'flugtag' in Europe

Photos: Red Bull 'flugtag' in Europe

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A participant glides in his home-made flying machine during the "Red Bull Flugtag" (Red Bull Flightday) on June 2, 2013 in Kiev. Some 35 teams took part in the competition by launching their human-powered home-made flying machines off a pier over a body of water. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Contestants in Red Bull's Flugtag contest in Moscow fueled their make-shift engines with nothing more than creativity and held-breaths on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Various home-made apparatus in the shape of cartoon characters and fairy-tale objects took their abrupt inaugural flights -- a gut-wrenching launch followed by a plummet straight into a river in north Moscow. 'Flugtag' is German for 'flight day'.

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