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10 Breathtaking Canyons Around the World

Terrell Johnson
Published: April 3, 2013

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

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Tourists walk through one of the most visited (and photographed) canyons anywhere in the world, Arizona's Antelope Canyon, in the photo above. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse' bighanilini, which means "the place where water runs through rocks."

Though dry for most of the year, heavy rains during the monsoon season here in Page, Ariz., can send flash floods rushing through its 120-ft.-high sculpted sandstone walls. A flood in 2006 forced local officials to close access to the canyon for five months.

The place rumored to have inspired Middle Earth in 'The Lord of the Rings' >

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