Skydiving world record broken

Associated Press
Skydivers rehearse their exit from the aircraft for a dive attempt, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Ottawa, Ill. More than 140 skydivers reaching speeds in excess of 180 mph gathered in the skies over central Illinois to set a new world record in vertical flying. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)

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Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, nearly 140 skydivers have shattered the vertical skydiving world record by flying heads-down in a massive snowflake formation in Illinois.

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