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Frozen Niagara Falls stuns visitors who dare to brave bitter cold

Mist from the waterfalls has been freezing instantly, coating trees, walkways, cliffs and overlooks in a dreamy, brilliant white.

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Niagara Falls is one place the nation's deep freeze is as much seen as it is felt. Visitors hardy enough to withstand the bone-chilling cold are treated to snapshots and selfies in a winter wonderland.

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Visitors try to keep warm at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Dec. 29, 2017.

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Ice covers the area in Niagara Falls, New York on Jan. 2.

The westerly wind usually blows mist toward the U.S. side, National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Welch said, where the moisture wraps every inch of the landscape in white.

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Although everything around them freezes, the three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction between the United States and Canada continue to flow and churn up the frosty mist.

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Bundled up visitors look towards Horseshoe Falls on Jan. 3.

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A rainbow appears over the falls in Niagara Falls, New York on Jan. 2.

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Tourists take photos of Horseshoe Falls on Jan. 3.

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Water flows over the American Falls as viewed from the Canadian side on Jan. 2.

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A visitor takes pictures at an overlook near Horseshoe Falls on Jan. 3.

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The American Falls as seen from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

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Snow flurries fall near the American Falls on Jan. 3.

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A building covered in ice sits at the base of Horseshoe Falls on Jan. 2.

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A binocular coin machine is covered with snow on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park on Jan. 2.

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Water flows over the over Bridal Veil Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Jan. 2.

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A couple walks near Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Dec. 29.

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With a deep freeze stretching from south Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England, the surreal scenes have played out across a wide swath of the U.S.

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Rocks are covered in ice at the base of the American Falls, on Jan. 3.

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Visitors take a selfie in front of Horseshoe Falls on Dec. 29.

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Colored lights illuminate the American Falls on Jan. 2.

Photos: Arctic blast leaves half the country in deep freeze

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