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Photos: Wallenda trains for Niagara tightrope trek

Nik Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallendas family, is slated to cross Niagara Falls June 15. If successful, he would be the first to walk directly above the churning water of the falls.

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Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope in the rain during training for his walk over Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

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Nik Wallenda practices for his upcoming wire walk over the horseshoe falls, at the Seneca Niagara Casino parking lot in Niagara Falls, New York May 22, 2012.

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Nik Wallenda practices for his upcoming wire walk over the horseshoe falls, at the Seneca Niagara Casino parking lot in Niagara Falls, New York May 22, 2012.

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Nik Wallenda practices for his upcoming wire walk over the horseshoe falls, at the Seneca Niagara Casino parking lot in Niagara Falls, New York May 22, 2012.

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Nik Wallenda poses for a photo after a news conference discussing his upcoming wire walk over the Horseshoe Falls, as he stands on the American side of Niagara Falls May 2, 2012. Wallenda will try to cross the Horseshoe Falls on June 15.

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Nik Wallenda practices for his upcoming wire walk over the horseshoe falls, at the Seneca Niagara Casino parking lot in Niagara Falls, New York May 22, 2012.

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Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope with the Skylon Tower in the background on his final day of training in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Mr. Wallenda says ABC is adamant about making him wear the safety device out of consideration for viewers watching a prime-time special on June 15th.

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In this May 16, 2012 photo, Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope in the rain during training for his walk over Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope in the rain as people watch during training for his walk over Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

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