PICTURES: World Wonders Added to UN Heritage List

 PICTURES: World Wonders Added to UN Heritage List
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Mount Wutai, China

The highest mountain in northern China, Mount Wutai has been a center for Buddhist worship since the first century A.D.

Its mix of unusual topography—five flat, treeless peaks—and historic Buddhist buildings (such as this bronze pagoda in an undated picture) have earned Mount Wutai a spot on the World Heritage list, as of June 2009.
— Photograph courtesy Yang Haiming, UNESCO
 
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