08/09/2012 07:25 am ET Updated Oct 09, 2012

7 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls Around The World (PHOTOS)

Between their danger and their beauty, waterfalls are undoubtedly among the earth's most dramatic phenomena. They are treated with respect bordering on awe by almost every culture on Earth because their undeniable power is complimented by a mesmerizing sort of beauty. And falls come in many varieties: Some slink down from mountains and others explode off the edges of cliffs, rocketing spray into the air and soaking the travelers who come to visit them.

Whether three-tiered, pink or even frozen, these falls are among the world's absolute best to visit.

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7 Take-Your-Breath-Away Waterfalls Around the World