For the residents of Mostar, Covid-19 wasn't enough to stop the 454th traditional diving competition.
Sandor Gonzalez, 42, says there is no better place to sketch and paint than several metres below the surface of the sea, surrounded by iridescent Caribbean fish and fantastic coral forms.
In the ancient Mostar town, jumping or diving from the 24-metre-high bridge built by Ottomans across Neretva river is a test of courage. Organisers say the competition was 452nd.
With rain forecast to begin on Friday, the Chiang Rai provincial governor helming the unprecedented rescue effort conceded the mission was now "a race against the water."
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