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Brazilians hang off 3000-foot cliff, snap selfies

Leonardo Edson Pereira hangs off the end of the Pedra de Gavea cliff in Brazil — using only his two arms.Caters News Agency

Leonardo Edson Pereira hangs off the end of the Pedra de Gavea cliff in Brazil — using only his two arms.

Hanging off a 3000-foot drop straight into the ocean with no support, this daredevil couple could be the craziest tourists ever.

With the bright blue sea and Rio de Janeiro thousands of feet below, these photos of Brazilian cliff Pedra de Gavea are breathtaking.

But the risks that Leonardo Edson Pereira and his girlfriend, Victoria Medeiros Nader will also take your breath away.

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Victoria Medeiros Nader hangs from the cliff with only her boyfriend, Leonardo Edson Pereira, for support.Caters News Agency

Victoria Medeiros Nader hangs from the cliff with only her boyfriend, Leonardo Edson Pereira, for support.

Victoria Medeiros Nader sunbathes on the cliff's end.Caters News Agency

Victoria Medeiros Nader sunbathes on the cliff’s end.

Pereira hugs the rock face.Caters News Agency

Pereira hugs the rock face.

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Clinging with just one hand and posing for the camera, 23-year-old Leonardo looks seconds away from certain death.

In another picture, his 18-year-old partner, dressed in a bathing suit and shorts, dangles her lower body over the rock face.

“I love living on the edge!” said Pereira , who’s from Rio de Janeiro.

From left, daredevil couple Victoria Medeiros Nader and Leonardo Edson Pereira, apprently using a selfie stick.Caters News Agency

From left, daredevil couple Victoria Medeiros Nader and Leonardo Edson Pereira, apprently using a selfie stick.

“I know people think it’s dangerous and crazy but it makes me feel alive. It is really high and I do just hang on using my arm strength. I have to trust myself not to fall.”

This isn’t the first time Pereira has climbed up the 2,769-foot Pedra de Gavea, which looks over the stunning Atlantic Ocean.

“The first time I did it I was really scared,” Pereira recalled. “I didn’t hang off; I just sat on the rock.

“The second time I was more relaxed and hung over the edge. Once I did cut my arm having to pull myself up. That was the only time I’ve been worried.”

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