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'Frozen' Niagara Falls attracts tourists

'Frozen' Niagara Falls attracts tourists

Posted by Juan Gavasa on February 23, 2015

The winter's deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists.

The Niagara River keeps flowing below the ice cover, so the falls aren't completely frozen over. But the massive ice buildup near the brink has become a tourist magnet for the second straight year after several relatively mild winters.

Visitors have been flocking to Niagara Falls State Park, next to the American Falls, one of three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction. Days of subzero temperatures have created a thick coating of ice and snow on every surface near the falls, including railings, trees and boulders.

Poto: Reuters

 Photo: AP 

 Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

Photo: AP

Visitors Rosalie Vissers, left, and Rachel Houter take a photo near masses of ice formed around the Canadian 'Horseshoe' Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont., February 19, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Aaron Lynett)

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