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French Spiderman climbs hotel in Cuba

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Alain Robert celebrated the climb by waving a Cuban flag and drinking champagne. Alain Robert celebrated the climb by waving a Cuban flag and drinking champagne.

The French version of Spiderman has done it again. 

Alain Robert was seen high above Havana, Cuba Monday as he climbed the Havana Libre Hotel.  The building is 27 stories tall, much smaller than some of the 80 others he's scaled before, like the Empire State building.  He celebrated the climb by waving a Cuban flag and drinking champagne. 

Alain Robert is known for scaling buildings around the world without safety equipment.  He said this climb atop the hotel was particularly symbolic.  Robert first began climbing when he was 12 years old after he got locked out of his apartment and decided to mount eight stories to an open window.

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