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French 'Spiderman' Scales Paris Tower

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French climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman," scales the 499-foot Ariane Tower at La Defense financial and business district outside Paris March 27. CHARLES PLATIAU / Reuters

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France’s Alain Robert, better known as "Spiderman,” climbed the 500-foot Ariane Tower in Paris' financial district, La Defense, as onlookers and police gathered to watch his 45-minute climb. Robert, an infamous urban climber, was arrested by police before being released later without being charged.

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Alain Robert acknowledges the media and onlookers after climbing the Ariane Tower.Emmanuel Aguirre / Getty Images

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