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Climbers Scale Sydney Harbor Bridge in Record-Breaking Feat

Climbers walk along the arch of Sydney Harbor Bridge behind the Sydney Opera House on May 30, 2014 as they attempt to break the record for the most number of people on the arch of the famous bridge at the same time. DAVID GRAY / Reuters

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A new record was set Friday by 340 intrepid charity fundraisers who scaled Sydney's famous harbor bridge in aid of polio research.

The climbers broke the previous record for the most people on the arch of the bridge at the same time, set in 2010 by a group led by Oprah Winfrey.

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 The record-breaking group flew 219 different international flags after climbing Sydney's iconic Harbor Bridge on May 30, 2014. PETER PARKS / AFP - Getty Images

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