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Posted on on July 6th, 2007
by Pincas Jawetz (

As per the first three among the 20 contenders for a spot on the UNESCO list of the NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD are: The GREAT WALL OF CHINA, The Colosseum in Rome, and Peru’s MACHU PICCHU.

These are the leaders in this massive poll as it draws to an end. The Final results will be announced tomorrow, July 7, 2007, in Lisbon, Portugal. 90 million votes were counted so far, by the morning of Thursday July 5, 2007!

The top ten also include: Greece’s ACROPOLIS, Mexico’s CHICHEN ITZA pyramid, the EIFEL TOWER , EASTER ISLAND, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, The Taj Mahal, and Jordan’s Petra.

The New York Statue of Liberty did not make it into the top ten. Is this a judgement based on the US war in Iraq?

Our personal preference, and vote, for the additional four were: the Acropolis, the Eifel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and Easter Island.

To be honest, we also prefered STONEHENGE to the Colosseum.

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