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Published June 15, 2012, 12:00 AM

The Flying Wallendas

In this March 19, 1944 photo, members of the Wallenda family practice on a 90 foot high wire at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's winter headquarters in Sarasota, Fla. On Friday, June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation “Flying Wallenda,” will attempt a high-wire crossing of the Niagra Falls gorge between the United States and Canada. The event will be covered on live television. (AP Photo)
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