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UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Bafang Pavilion, China

A tourist walks in the Bafang Pavilion at the Summer Palace, a famous classic imperial garden in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace, built in 1750 was destroyed in 1860 and rebuilt in 1886. It was added to the World Heritage List in 1998.


Statue of Liberty, United States

The Statue of Liberty is seen at sunset in New York. “Lady Liberty” was a gift from France, and stands at the entrance to New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty was added to the World Heritage List in 1984.


Shrine of the Bab, Israel

Terraced gardens surround the golden-domed Shrine of the Bab of the Bahai faith in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. The world spiritual center of the Bahai faith, whose devotees number less than six million worldwide, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on July 8, 2008.


Sydney Opera House, Australia

The Australia landmark "is a great architectural work of the 20th century that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design,' according to the World Heritage Web site. The Opera House joined the World Heritage List in 2007.


Taj Mahal, India

A bird flies over the 17th century Mughal-built Taj Mahal mausoleum, in Agra, India. The Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. The architectural marvel was also named one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World" in 2007.

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