Paris, France: Mamoudou “Spider-Man” Gassama is awarded with the city’s Grand Vermeil Medal by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, as the chief of the Paris Fire Brigade, Général Jean-Claude Gallet, attends. Gassama’s extraordinary feat on 26 May, when he scaled four floors to rescue a child, propelled him to global superstardom. The Malian migrant, 22, arrived illegally in France and had been working in the construction industry. Visibly shy and uncomfortable in front of the cameras, Gassama began a new life as a trainee fireman after signing a contract with the Paris service. Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images.