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24 brilliant pictures of rainbows around the world

National Geographic Logo By Lucia De Stefani of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 24: Though sun usually combines with light rain to produce a rainbow, the mist of a waterfall works just as well—like at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. The Zambezi River approaches the edge of the cliff without gaining speed, giving off a thin sheet of mist and a mighty roar that earned it the name “The Smoke That Thunders.”

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Though sun usually combines with light rain to produce a rainbow, the mist of a waterfall works just as well—like at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. The Zambezi River approaches the edge of the cliff without gaining speed, giving off a thin sheet of mist and a mighty roar that earned it the name “The Smoke That Thunders.”

© Photograph by Beverly Joubert, Nat Geo Image Collection

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