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    Posted June 15, 2013 by
    AlexKiev
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    Kiev, Ukraine
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    How do you welcome summer?

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    This is no Peter Pan and not quite a sun repairman, yet this is a real person crossing the river Dnieper in the middle of Kiev at the end of another hot summer Saturday. The magic flight happens over a trolley crossing: several cables are strung some 600 meters across the river from a park in the city center to one Kiev's many beaches. Riders are harnessed and must wear a helmet. The trolley crossing is pretty busy: men and women get hooked up every minute and take off on a ride reaching the speed of about 60km/h, according to the organizers' info. The journey lasts from 45 sec to a minute depending on the rider's weight. The ride runs over the path of river boats and alongside a pedestrian bridge ensuring a hefty bunch of the amazed spectators all day long. Around 8pm, the riders swing right across the setting sun providing a spectacular photo op. The crossing closes at 10pm.
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