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China's glass walkway opens in Tianmen mountain

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Image caption This terrifying construction is part of the latest addition to China's glass bridge craze.
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Image caption The Coiling Dragon path is in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan province, and a new section opened to tourists on Monday.
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Image caption The 100-m walkway has 99 turns around the side of the sheer cliff face of Tianmen Mountain. For those immune to the terror of a vertical drop, it's a perfect photo opp.
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Image caption Reassuringly some tourists, in their protective shoes, appeared more keen to cling to the walls and just get it over with.
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Image caption Braver tourists can enjoy spectacular views across the Hunan countryside. No, we're not sure how this picture was taken either.
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Image caption The Zhangjiajie park already offers tourists this - at 430m (1,410ft) and suspended over a 300m-deep valley it is billed as the world's longest glass bridge.
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Image caption To assuage fears about safety, in June the park authorities deliberately cracked the glass then drove a car full of people over it. It was fine.
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Image caption And for good measure, they hit it with a sledgehammer.
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Media captionDan Simmons tests the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge

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