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New York: Frozen falls

Niagara Falls State Park visitors look over masses of ice formed around the American Falls, photographed from across the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
Niagara Falls State Park visitors look over masses of ice formed around the American Falls, photographed from across the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. AP

An icy Niagara Falls is drawing a small but hardy stream of tourists intent on witnessing the extraordinary crystalline spectacle, if only long enough to click some photos. Although sections of the three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction appear to have frozen in place, the Niagara River continues to flow over the precipice to the Arctic-like buildup below. The scene has become a tourist magnet for the second straight year after several relatively mild winters. Forecasters say there will be plenty of time to witness the sight, with nothing resembling a warmup on the horizon.

Associated Press

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