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Winners Of Controversial Natural Wonders Poll Announced
2011-11-13 05:36:01

The Amazon, Vietnam's Halong Bay, South America's Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island in South Korea, Komodo Island in Indonesia, the Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Table Mountain in South Africa have been named the new seven wonders of nature. These seven landmarks beat out others, including the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Mount Vesuvius, and the Dead Sea in what USA Today reporter Laura Bly called "a controversial global popularity poll"...

2011-11-11 20:50:00

Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia garnered millions of votes in the new seven wonders of nature campaign Bay of Fundy, NB/NS (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Despite a strong international bid in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign, provisional results show the Bay of Fundy has not been named to the final top seven. Bernard Weber, Founder of the New7Wonders Foundation made the announcement today in Zurich, Switzerland at 7:07 pm GMT. The Bay of Fundy was Canadaâs finalist among the top 28...

2009-07-22 05:26:18

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...

2009-01-07 12:25:00

More than 200 locations from 222 countries will compete in an online poll to determine the new seven wonders of nature. "We are calling on people all over the world to actively show their appreciation for our ... natural world by joining together to celebrate the most extraordinary sites on our planet," said Tia Viering, spokeswoman of the Swiss-based New 7 Wonders campaign. The foundation has collected 441 nominations over the Internet since it began operations in 2007. After preliminary...

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