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Mohamed Alkubaisi, 25, raises his legs to land in a sitting position while training at the Lodi Skydiving Center on March 30. Alkubaisi is a member of a Qatar skydiving team training in Acampo for a skydiving accuracy competition. (Camera: Nikon D3s. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm at 17mm. Exposure: 1/2500th sec. at f/3.5. ISO: 400)

Photographer’s note: Being a photojournalist can be a risky business. Standing on sidelines of football games. Sitting under the hoop during a basketball game. It is easy to be in harm’s way while covering sporting events. In this case, I was lying on an air-filled target as skydivers from Qatar attempted to touch down in the center of it. There were a few close calls, but luckily I escaped without being kicked in the face or landed on.

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