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Matt SilverVallance starts to puncture some of his balloons to slow... News Photo 165829211Apartheid,Balloon,Beginnings,Cape Town,Flat Tire,Flying,Giant,Island,Moving Up,Nelson Mandela,Party,Prison,Puncturing,Sea,Slow,Social Issues,South Africa,Start,Taking,VerticalPhotographer RODGER BOSCHCollection: AFP 2013 AFPMatt Silver-Vallance starts to puncture some of his balloons to slow his ascent as he takes off to flew across the sea from Nelson Mandela's apartheid island prison using helium-filled giant party balloons, on April 6, 2013 in Cape Town. The six-kilometre (3.7-mile) crossing, to raise funds for a children's hospital named after the country's former president, was the first stunt of its kind from the historical site. Silver-Vallance, 37, took around an hour to float across the Atlantic Ocean from Robben Island while harnessed to a mass of multi-coloured balloons in grey, drizzly conditions with low visibility. AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)