Arizona's iconic sight: The Wave

This May 28, 2013 photo shows a on a rock formation known as The Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. The area’s photogenic qualities have made it a popular hike. But permits are only issued by lottery for 20 hikers a day. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

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Only 20 people are allowed to visit The Wave each day, with 10 chosen in an online lottery four months in advance and the other 10 picked in a daily lottery. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management limits access to protect The Wave's delicate red sandstone formation and to prevent overcrowding at the designated wilderness site in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in St. George, Arizona.

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