PHOTOS: 8 Natural Wonders Added to UN Heritage List

PHOTOS: 8 Natural Wonders Added to UN Heritage List
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Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Canada

Full of ancient fossils dating as far back as 354 million years ago, this 9-mile (14.7-kilometer) tract of coastal cliffs in Nova Scotia is among eight new natural wonders added in July 2008 to the United Nations list of World Heritage sites.

Once a rain forest teeming with life, the cliffs hold fossils from 148 ancient species and 20 groups of fossil footprints.

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