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The World's 15 Most Amazing Waterfalls (PHOTOS)

Terrell Johnson | TWC
Published: February 4, 2013

Nature's Roller Coasters

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Angel Falls at dawn in Venezuela's Canaima National Park.

Whether they fall thousands of feet off a mountaintop deep in the jungle, or plunge only a few dozen feet into a river at a nearby state park, waterfalls are among the most breathtaking sights in nature.

Their size and power are awe-inspiring, especially when seen up close. Even more amazing – in a time when NASA satellites and Google Earth seem to have recorded every square inch of the planet – is that even large waterfalls continue to be discovered.

Here are some of the most spectacular falls around the world, starting with one whose beauty landed it an appearance on TV's "The Amazing Race": Seljalandsfoss.


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