A passer-by congratulates 22-year old Mamoudou Gassama (left) from Mali in front of the town hall of Montreuil, in eastern Paris, on Monday, after Gassama saved a child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Upwardly mobile: the perilous journey of heroic ‘Spider-Man’ Mamoudou Gassama, from Sahara to the Elysee Palace

The young Malian migrant who climbed four storeys to rescue a boy dangling from a Paris balcony braved the African deserts, Libyan gangs and the Mediterranean Sea to reach France

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A passer-by congratulates 22-year old Mamoudou Gassama (left) from Mali in front of the town hall of Montreuil, in eastern Paris, on Monday, after Gassama saved a child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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