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World’s new seven wonders of nature

November 12, 2011
The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay and Argentina’s Iguazu Falls were named among the world’s new seven wonders of nature, according to organizers of a global poll. The other four crowned are South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo, the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River and South Africa’s Table Mountain.

Iguazu Falls

A view of Argentina’s Iguazu Falls, on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu River. The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay and Argentina’s Iguazu Falls were named among the world’s new seven wonders of nature, according to organisers of a global poll.

  Coral reef in Komodo island

Divers explore a coral reef in Komodo island, Indonesia, May 6, 2009. Southeast Asia’s biologically diverse coral reefs will disappear by the end of this century, wiping out coastal economies and sparking civil unrest if climate change isn’t addressed, conservation group WWF said on Wednesday.

Underground river

Tourists navigate their way inside a cave popularly known in the Philippines as “Underground River” in Puerto Princesa city in the province of Palawan, southwest of Manila, June 28, 2009. A popular tourist destination, the underground river, a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) world heritage site, measures 8.2 km (5 miles) long and currently places second in an online public poll for the world’s “New 7 Wonders of Nature” campaign.

Vietnam’s Halong Bay

A tourist boat sails past the stone islands of Halong Bay, Vietnam.The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay and Argentina’s Iguazu Falls were named among the world’s new seven wonders of nature.

Jeju Island

Jeju Island is a volcanic island, dominated by Halla-san (Halla Mountain). A volcano 1950 metres (6400 ft) high and the highest mountain in South Korea.

Capetown, aerial view, South Africa

Manu Biosphere Reserve

A tourist watches birds in the top of a canopy at the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru’s southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios. This 1.8 million hectares reserve is the home of 600 birds species and 11 monkey species among other animals, as caymans and mammals, and has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world with more than 200 varieties of trees found in one hectare.

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