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Posted on Jun 16, 2012

24 Frightening Photos Of Nik Wallenda Tightroping Over Niagara Falls

Last night Nik Wallenda tightroped over the Niagara Falls on a 2 inch-wide wire. He's the first person to cross directly over the falls from the U.S. into Canada ever. These pictures are incredible and terrifying.

1. Niagara Falls in the day

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3. Niagara Falls at night

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4. Nik takes off.

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Nik is a father of three and a seventh generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas acrobatic group. His family traces their roots to 1780 Austria-Hungary, where his ancestors traveled as a band of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, animal trainers and trapeze artists.

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The tightrope was 1,800 feet long.

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22. Almost there...

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23. Nik Wallenda pumps his fist as he nears completion.

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24. And he did it!

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