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7 Areas Gain U.N. Protected Status

July 16, 2005

Johannesburg, South Africa - Norwegian fjords and a South African meteorite crater that is the world's oldest and largest were among seven natural wonders added Thursday to the United Nations' list of protected World Heritage sites.

The additions were made at the 29th session of the U.N. Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee in Durban, South Africa.

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