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  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    Morocco's capital Rabat, Grand-Bassam in Ivory Coast, Bassari country in Senegal, Ounianga lakes in Chad and Sangha Tri-National park, joined the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    A view of the archeological site of Chellah, the site of the ruins of the ancient Roman town known as Sala Colonia, in Rabat, Morocco. The site of Rabat includes 6 components spread over 3 districts: The New Town, The Essais Garden, The Medina, The Kasbah of the Udayas, The Walls and Gates of Almohad and the archaeological site of Chellah.
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  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    The Grand Hornu mining site in Hornu, Boussu: Four major mining sites of Wallonia, southern region of Belgium, joined the list of sites classed by UN cultural body UNESCO as world heritage.
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  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    Rio de Janeiro, Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea : An aerial view of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at sunrise. This World Heritage Site is an urban setting rather than built heritage. It encompasses the key natural elements that have shaped and inspired the development of the city - from the highest points of the Tijuca National Park's mountains down to the sea.
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  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    The Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route: Two Muslim Palestinian women walk past the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem.
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  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    Birthplace of Jesus, The Church of the Nativity: This site in Palestine has also been placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger as it is suffering from damages due to water leaks.
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  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    Margravial Opera House Bayreuth: A masterpiece of Baroque theatre architecture, built between 1745 and 1750, the Opera House is the only entirely preserved example of its type where an audience of 500 can experience Baroque court opera culture and acoustics authentically.
    Heiko Oehme (BSV)/Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
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    Lakes of Ounianga: The site in Chad includes 18 interconnected lakes in the Ennedi region of the Sahara Desert. It is the largest lake complex in a hyper arid environment anywhere and constitutes an exceptional natural landscape of great beauty with striking colours and shapes.
    Sven Oehm/Lake Boukou
  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin: Remarkable as a landscape shaped over three centuries of coal extraction from the 1700s to the 1900s.
    Hubert Bouvet/ Region Nord-Pas de Calais/UNESCO
  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications: The town of Elvas is completely surrounded by a series of strong walls that strategically provide protection from most angles of possible attack.
    Raul Ladeira & Domingos Bucho/Municipality of Elvas
  • New sites join the UNESCO World Heritage List

    Amoreira Aqueduct, Garrison Border Town of Elvas: Work on the aqueduct was started in 1498 and took over 124 years to complete this 8 kilometres long construction with 843 arches that in some places reaches 30 metres in height.
    Raul Ladeira & Domingos Bucho/Municipality of Elvas
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