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10 Breathtaking New World Heritage Sites (2012 Edition)

10 Breathtaking New World Heritage Sites
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Soaring rock pillars, iconic landscapes, and ornate water temples are just a few of the 26 new sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List this year. Five natural, 20 cultural, and one “mixed” (part natural, part cultural) sites were recognized in 2012. Listings run the gamut from vast mountain ranges to small farmhouse interiors. We’d love to visit them all, but here are 10 that really took our breath away.

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