This Dec. 18, 2010 photo shows a towering stalagmite in the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns National Park near Carlsbad, N.M. More than 400,000 people visit Carlsbad Caverns each year to get a glimpse of... more 
This Dec. 18, 2010 photo shows a towering stalagmite in the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns National Park near Carlsbad, N.M. More than 400,000 people visit Carlsbad Caverns each year to get a glimpse of the monumental stalagmites and stalactites, delicate soda straws, translucent draperies and reflective pools that decorate the park's main attraction, the Big Room. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Susan Montoya Bryan
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 8:33 PM EST