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APTOPIX Paragliders Losing Ground
Paraglider Steve Mayer takes flight from the Point of the Mountain Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Draper, Utah. Winds at the point are some of the most reliable and fun on the planet, paragliders say. And they helped shape the sport, allowing paragliders plenty of time to practice stunts in the air. But a mining company owns the mountain and is plowing a chunk of the top to make high-quality cement. Paragliders worry that the bulldozers are starting to change the face of that mountain, weakening that prime wind. Now, in an effort to preserve their sport, they're using Facebook and YouTube to call for support. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)