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Victoria Falls

Mosi-oa-Tunya—"the smoke that thunders" is the indigenous name for the largest waterfall in the world, located on the Zambezi river on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The name comes from the loud roar and tall plume of mist arising from the falls, which can be seen from far off. While neither the highest or the widest, Victoria Falls is rivaled only by Iguazu Falls when height and width are combined. With a width of 5,604 feet, it has the world's largest sheet of falling water, and is roughly twice the height of Niagara at 354 feet. The water of the Zambezi pours over a single large fracture plate in the basalt earth. On the lip of the falls is the "Devil's Pool," where daring people can sit at the edge while the water cascades around them.

This picture is only one portion of the entire length of the falls.

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Taken on August 6, 2013