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Lopud Island, near Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lopud Franciscan Monastery

The islands dotting the Dalmatian shoreline form one of the most beautiful scenic areas of the Adriatic coast.
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Shanxi Province, China

Qikou Town

For more than two centuries Qikou, a unique terraced townscape carved into a steep hillside on the banks of the Yellow River, served as a vital trading point for river-bound freight.
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Tarrafal, Cape Verde

Tarrafal Concentration Camp

Built by Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar in 1933, the prison camp of Tarrafal on Santiago Island housed political prisoners and Africans rebelling against colonial rule.
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Yukon Territory, Canada

Herschel Island

At the edge of the Beaufort Sea off the north coast of Canada's Yukon Territory, Herschel Island was first inhabited a millennium ago by the Thule—ancestors of the present-day Inuit.
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Madara, Bulgaria

Madara Horseman

It is the definitive icon for Bulgarians: a carved rock relief depicting the life-size forms of a horseman trailed by a running dog and a speared lion caught beneath the crushing hooves of the horse.
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São Raimundo Nonato, Piauí, Brazil

Serra da Capivara National Park

Natural and human factors have caused prehistoric Stone Age paintings to deteriorate and have brought some to the brink of destruction.
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São Francisco do Paraguaça , Bahia, Brazil

Santo Antonio Do Paraguaçu

In the mid-seventeenth century, the Franciscans established a church and convent in the state of Bahia, choosing a dramatic site overlooking the waters of Lagamar of the Iguape.
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Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mehmed-Pasha Sokolovic Bridge

Spanning the waters of the Drina River, the sixteenth-century Mehmed-Pasha Sokolovic Bridge was designed by Sinan, considered by many to have been the finest architect of the Ottoman Empire.
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Vallegrande and Saipina, Bolivia

Vallegrande Area Rock Art Sites

With their extraordinary paintings and petroglyphs dating from possibly 6000 BC to A D. 1950, the Andean rock art sites are among the most significant of their kind in Bolivia.
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Abomey, Benin

Royal Palaces of Abomey

A succession of twelve kings ruled the African kingdom of Abomey from the 17th century until the early 20th century and each of them built a lavish palace on the royal grounds.
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near San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize

El Pilar Archaeological Reserve

Weather, plant encroachment, and looting of antiquities threaten El Pilar, the largest ancient Maya city in the Belize River area.