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Bosnia: thousands watch Mostar bridge-jumping contest

Bright sunshine provided an idyllic backdrop for the annual competition in Mostar's Old City.

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Bosnia: thousands watch Mostar bridge-jumping contest

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An estimated crowd of 10,000 residents and visitors turned out for the 451st edition of the traditional bridge-jumping competition in Mostar’s Old City on Sunday.

More than 40 competitors from several European countries took part in the contest.

The UNESCO monument was rebuilt as an exact replica of the original 16th century bridge which was destroyed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.