PHOTOS: 8 Natural Wonders Added to UN Heritage List

PHOTOS: 8 Natural Wonders Added to UN Heritage List
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Saryarka Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan

Split between the Naurzum and Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserves, the wetlands that grace this 1.1 million acre (450,344 hectare) region provide a key stopover on the Central Asia flyway for migratory water birds from Africa, Europe, and South Asia.

The steppe and lakes in this mostly dry region were named to the United Nation's list of natural World Heritage sites in July 2008.

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