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On Tuesday, Lebanon's Jeita Grotto was selected as one of the finalists for the seven natural wonders of the world, facing the Amazon, Mount Vesuvius and others for a spot on the prestigious list. "This is a moment every Lebanese should be proud of," said Nabil Haddad, who heads Jeita's national support committee. "The Jeita Grotto is a medal of honor for Lebanon and has placed Lebanon on the global tourism map again." Jeita, which is located in a river valley near the capital Beirut, is...
PETRA, Jordan -- Jordan's ancient city Petra was officially declared a candidate Tuesday in the contest to name the new seven wonders of the world at a ceremony amid its rose-colored stone buildings. Contest founder Bernard Weber presented Jordan's Queen Rania with Petra's official candidacy at the event that included a presentation on the way the city's first inhabitants lived. The New 7 Wonders of the World contest was launched in 2001 by Weber's Geneva-based NewOpenWorld Foundation, which...
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