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‘Winter wonderland’ — Breathtaking pictures of freezing Niagara Falls go viral

Pictures of the falls have gone viral on the Internet hugely this year and has in turn inspired visitors to brave the bone-chilling cold and take snapshots and selfies at the marvel.

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Tourists flocking to see the Niagara Falls are being treated to a winter wonderland as mist from the waters have been freezing instantly as soon as it touches anything — including walkways, trees, cliffs, etc. Pictures of the falls have gone viral on the Internet hugely this year and has in turn inspired visitors to brave the bone-chilling cold and take snapshots and selfies at the marvel. The pictures show how the mist from the surging waters have been freezing instantly making the falls and the areas around it look a dreamy, brilliant white. According to AP, 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. The westerly wind usually blows it toward the US side, National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Welch said, where the moisture wraps every inch of the landscape in white. Scroll down to see more pictures of the mesmerising freezing Niagara Falls.

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Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario on January 2, 2018. Almost every year frigid temperatures transform the falls into an icy winter wonderland when the mist is blown back, freezing on the landscape.

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Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

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Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province on Dec. 29, 2017.

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Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province in December 29, 2017.

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A coin operated binocular is covered with snow on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Almost every year frigid temperatures transform Niagara Falls State Park into an icy winter wonderland when the mist of the falls is blown back, freezing on the landscape.

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Visitors walk at a frozen Niagara Falls in views from Stedman's Bluff on Goat Island of the American Falls. Visitors to Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park are treated to a winter wonderland when mist from the falls freeze to the landscape on January 2, 2018.

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A frozen Niagara Falls is seen in views from Stedman's Bluff on Goat Island of the American Falls and Prospect Point beyond. Almost every year frigid temperatures transform Niagara Falls State Park into an icy winter wonderland when the mist of the falls is blown back, freezing on the landscape.

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Visitors try to keep warm at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

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Water flows over the American Falls as viewed from the Canadian side in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 2, 2018. Almost every year frigid temperatures transform the falls into an icy winter wonderland when the mist is blown back, freezing on the landscape.

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Water flows over the over the Bridal Veil Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y., viewed from the Canadian side in Niagara Falls, Ont., Tuesday, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Almost every year frigid temperatures transform the falls into an icy winter wonderland when the mist is blown back, freezing on the landscape.

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A pair of binoculars looks over ice forming at the base of the American Fall as water flows over the falls as viewed from the Canadian side in Niagara Falls, Ontario in January. Almost every year frigid temperatures transform the falls into an icy winter wonderland when the mist is blown back, freezing on the landscape.

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A couple walks near the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province on December 29, 2017.

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Water flows over the American Falls as ice forms in this view from the Canadian side in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 2, 2018.