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Lay of the land: Foz do Iguašu, Brazil

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The devil went down to Foz

Photograph By John W. Banagan/Getty Images

This aerial view of Iguau Falls shows the dramatic U-shaped feature called Devil's Throat. The highest point of the falls, it measures 269 feet high, 492.1 feet wide and 2,296 feet long. The name "Iguau" comes from the Guarani or Tupi words "y," meaning "water," and "as," meaning "big." And how!