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French 'Spider-man' Takes on Cuban Icon
A 50-year-old Frenchman is in Havana on a mission to conquer the 27-story former Hilton Hotel that was taken over after the 1959 Cuban Revolution and redubbed the "Habana Libre," or "Free Havana."
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Alain Robert known as "Spiderman," poses for a portrait from the roof of the Habana Libre hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Robert, from France, plans to climb the 27 floor hotel on Monday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Alain Robert, right, talks with his manager Claude Megeve outside the Habana Libre hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Alain climb next Monday the Habana Libre hotel in Cuba. Robert, from France, plans to climb the 27 floor Habana Libre hotel on Monday, without any security instruments. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman," walks past to a billboard with images of revolutionary leaders, from left, Julio Antonio Mella, Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Robert, from France, plans to climb the 27 floor Habana Libre hotel on Monday, without any security instruments. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Alain Robert known as "Spiderman," looks over the edge from the roof of the Habana Libre hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Robert, from France, plans to climb the 27 floor hotel on Monday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Alain Robert waves from the roof of the Habana Libre hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Robert, from France, plans to climb the 27 floor hotel on Monday, without any security instruments. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman," practices climbing a section of the Habana Libre hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Robert, from France, plans to climb the 27 floor hotel on Monday, without any security instruments. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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French 'Spider-man' Takes on Cuban Icon

A 50-year-old Frenchman is in Havana on a mission to conquer the 27-story former Hilton Hotel that was taken over after the 1959 Cuban Revolution and redubbed the "Habana Libre," or "Free Havana."

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