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Alain Robert

Alain Robert known as "Spiderman," looks over the edge from the roof of the Habana Libre hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

French daredevil Alain Robert

Alain Robert, a French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings, conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre

hotel on Feb. 4 without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in

about half an hour as hundreds of awed onlookers gasped and cheered from

the streets below.