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'Flying Wallendas' cross Times Square on high wire

Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a highwire with his sister Lijana over Times Square in New York, June 23, 2019. The brother and sister tightrope act crossed Times Square on a high wire 25 floors above the New York landmark on Sunday night.

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a highwire with his sister Lijana over Times Square in New York, June 23, 2019. The brother and sister tightrope act crossed Times Square on a high wire 25 floors above the New York landmark on Sunday...more

Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a highwire with his sister Lijana over Times Square in New York, June 23, 2019. The brother and sister tightrope act crossed Times Square on a high wire 25 floors above the New York landmark on Sunday night. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks the highwire over Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda, of the "Flying Wallendas" circus and stunt-performing family, walked from opposite sides of the square on a wire running 1,300 feet from 42nd Street to 47th Street.

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks the highwire over Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda, of the "Flying Wallendas" circus and stunt-performing family, walked from opposite sides of the square on a wire running 1,300 feet from 42nd Street to 47th...more

Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks the highwire over Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda, of the "Flying Wallendas" circus and stunt-performing family, walked from opposite sides of the square on a wire running 1,300 feet from 42nd Street to 47th Street. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire over Times Square. The two crossed midway on their 36-minute walk, Lijana, 42, sitting down so Nik, 40, could step over her, before she got up and continued her way, cheered on by a crowd of thousands below.

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Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire over Times Square. The two crossed midway on their 36-minute walk, Lijana, 42, sitting down so Nik, 40, could step over her, before she got up and continued her way, cheered on by a crowd of...more

Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire over Times Square. The two crossed midway on their 36-minute walk, Lijana, 42, sitting down so Nik, 40, could step over her, before she got up and continued her way, cheered on by a crowd of thousands below. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda walks the highwire over Times Square. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire over Times Square. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire over Times Square. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Lijana Wallenda takes a look at the wire before walking. "Only by the grace of God," said Lijana as she walked, listening to gospel music and talking to her brother through a wireless connection. It was Lijana's first high-wire performance since a 2017 accident in which she and four other walkers fell 30 feet and were seriously injured.

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Lijana Wallenda takes a look at the wire before walking. "Only by the grace of God," said Lijana as she walked, listening to gospel music and talking to her brother through a wireless connection. It was Lijana's first high-wire performance since a...more

Lijana Wallenda takes a look at the wire before walking. "Only by the grace of God," said Lijana as she walked, listening to gospel music and talking to her brother through a wireless connection. It was Lijana's first high-wire performance since a 2017 accident in which she and four other walkers fell 30 feet and were seriously injured. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. The Wallendas wore safety harnesses in order to gain city approval for the stunt. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. The Wallendas wore safety harnesses in order to gain city approval for the stunt. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. The Wallendas wore safety harnesses in order to gain city approval for the stunt. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Lijana Wallenda walks the highwire. "Fear will not conquer me, and it didn't," she said close to completing the walk, urged on by her brother. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Lijana Wallenda walks the highwire. "Fear will not conquer me, and it didn't," she said close to completing the walk, urged on by her brother. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Lijana Wallenda walks the highwire. "Fear will not conquer me, and it didn't," she said close to completing the walk, urged on by her brother. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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People watch Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People watch Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People watch Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana walk the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda looks back after walking the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda looks back after walking the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda looks back after walking the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Lijana Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Lijana Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Lijana Wallenda walks the highwire. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Nik Wallenda walks the highwire with his sister Lijana. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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