TOP TEN PHOTO GALLERIES: Most Viewed of 2008

TOP TEN PHOTO GALLERIES: Most Viewed of 2008
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4. Eight Natural Wonders Added to UN Heritage List

Filled with forests, waterfalls, and fantastically shaped granite peaks and pillars, China's 56,710-acre (22,950 hectare) Mount Sanqingshan National Park was among the 174 wild sites--eight of them featured in this gallery--added to the UN World Heritage list in July 2008.

Chosen by a committee of the UN's Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Heritage sites are natural and cultural areas recognized for their universal value to humanity.

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—Photograph by John Wang/Getty Images
 
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