The Amazon is named a natural wonder

Amazon River has been selected as one of the seven... more

Amazon River has been selected as one of the seven natural wonders of the world by the New Seven Wonders Foundation. (Reuters)
1/9Amazon River has been selected as one of the seven natural wonders of the world by the New Seven Wonders Foundation. (Reuters)
People in Iquitos, Peru participate in a festival to mark the naming of the Amazon River as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. (Reuters)
2/9People in Iquitos, Peru participate in a festival to mark the naming of the Amazon River as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. (Reuters)
A man in a raft participates in the inauguration. (Reuters)
3/9A man in a raft participates in the inauguration. (Reuters)
A boy flies a kite by the river during the celebrations.
4/9A boy flies a kite by the river during the celebrations.
People mill around the banks of the Itaya River during the inauguration festival. (Reuters)
5/9People mill around the banks of the Itaya River during the inauguration festival. (Reuters)
Indigenous people carry a puppet made of recyclable material as a part of the celebrations. (Reuters)
6/9Indigenous people carry a puppet made of recyclable material as a part of the celebrations. (Reuters)
During the festival, the Amazon’s main myths and legends were played with barges sailing in the background. (Reuters)
7/9During the festival, the Amazon’s main myths and legends were played with barges sailing in the background. (Reuters)
Swimmers at the mouth of Itaya River.(Reuters)
8/9Swimmers at the mouth of Itaya River.(Reuters)
Besides Amazon, the other six natural wonders are Vietnam’s Halong Bay, Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River, Argentina’s Iguazu Falls, South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo Island and South Africa’s Table Mountain. Reuters
9/9Besides Amazon, the other six natural wonders are Vietnam’s Halong Bay, Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River, Argentina’s Iguazu Falls, South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo Island and South Africa’s Table Mountain. Reuters
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