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Lut Desert: Sand dunes in Rig-e Yallan

The Lut Desert, one of 21 new cultural gems added to UNESCO's list Image: © Naser Mizban - Lut Desert: Sand dunes in Rig-e Yallan

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 Antigua naval dockyard and related archaeological sites
Image: © Nicola & Reg Murphy - Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites
 The architectural work of Le Corbusier, an outstanding contribution to the modern movement
Image: © Ville de Pessac - Nikolas Ernult - Cité Frugès de Pessac
 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia: Stećci medieval tombstones
Image: © Adnan Šahbaz - Dugo polje at Blidinje, Jablanica
 Pampulha Modern Ensemble
Image: © Marcilio Gazzinelli - Pampulha Modern Ensemble: Example of integration between gardens and buildings
 Mistaken Point
Image: © Mistaken Point Ambassadors Inc - Watern Cove E surface, Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 Ennedi Massif natural and cultural landscape
Image: © Comité Technique/ Sven Oehm - Aloba arch
 Hubei Shennongjia
Image: © Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Science - Hubei Shennongjia. Original Forest dominated by Abiesfargesii
 Zuojiang Huashan rock art cultural landscape
Image: © Zhu Qiuping - Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape: Part of Ningming Huashan Rock Art
 Archaeological site of Philippi
Image: © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports - Archaeological Site of Philippi: The Theater Date: 01/01/2006
 Archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanada University) at Nalanda, Bihar
Image: © Rajneesh Raj - Excavated Remains of Nalanda Mahavihara: View of Site no. 03 and structure to north of Site no. 1B from East
 Khangchendzonga National Park
Image: © FEWMD - Khangchendzonga National Park: India-Nepal border at Boktok
Lut Desert
Image: © Naser Mizban - Lut Desert: Sand dunes in Rig-e Yallan
 Persian Qanat
Image: © ICQHS - The Persian Qanat: Mozd Abad Qanat
 The Ahwar of southern Iraq: Refuge of biodiversity and the relict landscape of the Mesopotamian cities
Image: © Jasim Al-Asady - The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities; A view of one of the inhabitants of the marshes
 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan: Western Tien-Shan
Image: © Ushakov V. - Western Tien-Shan, Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve: Sary-Chelek lake
 Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
Image: © Erick Higuera - Archipielago de Revillagigedo: Giant manta ray
 Micronesia: Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia
Image: © Takuya Nagaoka - Nan Madol: Ceremonial Center of the Eastern Micronesia: Columnar basalt used in a wall built by in a header-stretcher technique Nandowas Isle
 Antequera dolmens site
Image: © Conjunto Arqueológico Dólmenes de Antequera - Antequera Dolmens Site: Las “siete mesas” de El Torcal
 Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay -- Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Image: © PERGSA - Soft coral (Alconarian)
 Archaeological site of Ani
Image: © Fahriye Bayram - Archaeological Site of Ani: Surp Amenap’rkitch Church -2005
Gorham's Cave complex
Image: © Clive Finlayson, Gibraltar Museum - Close-up view of the property from the sea with Gorham’s Cave in the foreground and Vanguard and Hyaena caves behind. Caves with the sea now entering them are on the right. The succession of cliffs and slopes to the peak reflect important tectonic uplift episodes.
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