High wire act

Photographers and TV journalists make their reports on Nik Wallenda walks without any harnesses or any safety precautions on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013.  The two-inch thick wireline starting from a Navajo reservation just outside of the Grand Canyon National Park is suspended 1,500 feet above the ground (about 50 feet higher than the Empire State Building) and is 1,400 feet long (about the length of five football fields).

( JOE KLAMAR / AFP/Getty Images / June 24, 2013 )

Photographers and TV journalists make their reports on Nik Wallenda walks without any harnesses or any safety precautions on a tightrope stretched across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon on June 23, 2013. The two-inch thick wireline starting from a Navajo reservation just outside of the Grand Canyon National Park is suspended 1,500 feet above the ground (about 50 feet higher than the Empire State Building) and is 1,400 feet long (about the length of five football fields).

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