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What would you choose if you could pick the seven wonders of the modern world? Would you lean towards the majestic Taj Mahal or the mysterious Stonehenge? Would you choose a desert city built into a rock wall like Petra or a fairytale castle like Neuschwanstein?

The New7Wonders Foundation is on a mission to choose seven new wonders of the world and is seeking the public's vote. Go to its Web site at www.new7wonders.com to make your selection and become "a part of history."

Seventy-seven notorious locations were narrowed down to 21 late last year. Criteria for selections included places that were built before 2000 and still standing (only the Pyramids of Giza still exist from the original seven wonders of the world). 

Now the voting window will stay open until midway through 2007 with the winners being announced next July.

The nominees are:

Acropolis- Athens, Greece

Alhambra- Granada, Spain

Angkor- Cambodia

Chichen Itza- Yucatan, Mexico

Christ Redeemer- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Colosseum- Rome, Italy

Easter Island Statues- Easter Island, Chile

Eiffel Tower- Paris, France

Great Wall- China

Hagia Sophia- Istanbul, Turkey

Kyomizu Temple- Kyoto, Japan

Kremlin/St.Basil's- Moscow, Russia

Machu Picchu- Peru

Neuschwanstein Castle- Füssen, Germany

Petra- Jordan

Pyramids of Giza- Egypt

Statue of Liberty- New York, USA

Stonehenge- Amesbury, United Kingdom

Sydney Opera House- Sydney, Australia

Taj Mahal- Agra, India

Timbuktu- Mali

Sound off: What didn't make the list but should have and why?

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I was happy to see the
by webMonkey
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Jul 09, 2007 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I was happy to see the Colloseum in there, as well as Christ the Redeemer and Petra. How the Pyramids didn’t get back in is beyond me – one of the greatest engineering marvels of all time.

And the winners
by MFrancisco
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And the winners are:


Chichen Itza, Mexico


Christ Redeemer, Brazil


Great Wall, China


Machu Picchu, Peru


Petra, Jordan


Roman Colloseum, Italy


Taj Majal, India

TELL US: What do you think of the seven new wonders of the world?


(Mollee Francisco is a staff writer for the Chaska Herald. She can be reached at mfrancisco@swpub.com.)

The seven NEW wonders of
by MFrancisco
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Jul 02, 2007 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The seven NEW wonders of the world will be announced live from Lisbon, Portugal on 7-7-07.


According to their Web site: the event will take place at Portugal’s largest venue, the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. The international event will start at 9:30 p.m. local time, ending at 11 p.m. The international show, which will include award-presentation appearances by Hilary Swank, Ben Kingsley, Bipasha Basu, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neil Armstrong and Bertrand Piccard, and also will feature performances by Chaka Khan, Jennifer Lopez, Jose Carreras,  Alessandro Safina, Joaquín Cortés, and Dulce Pontes, among others.

Tell us: What wonder are you rooting for?


(Mollee Francisco is a staff writer for the Chaska Herald. She can be reached at mfrancisco@swpub.com.)

Just 17 days left to vote!
by MFrancisco
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Jun 19, 2007 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Just 17 days left to vote!

(Mollee Francisco is a staff writer for the Chaska Herald. She can be reached at mfrancisco@swpub.com.)

I’m boycotting changes to
by Joanna Miller
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May 07, 2007 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I’m boycotting changes to the list until I complete visits to the original wonders! I’m a list person, and this is going to throw me off. I’ll have to revert to my list of 100 places I’m supposed to visit before I die; I’ve only finished a dozen of those!

Did you know that Egypt is
by MFrancisco
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Feb 09, 2007 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Did you know that Egypt is quite miffed at even having to compete for its wonder status? I got a kick out of that. I think they are a worthy contender but if the voting public thinks otherwise, I guess they’ll just have to deal with it. They’ll always have ancient wonder status.

I have long been a supporter
by Karla
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Oct 23, 2006 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I have long been a supporter of this effort to name some new wonders! I even donated money to the New 7 Wonders group several years ago.
One of my votes would go to the Statue of Liberty, because it is reminiscent of one of the original wonders, the Colossus of Rhodes. I would also vote for the Great Wall.
I would not vote for the Pyramids, they were on the list the first time.
(Karla Wennerstrom is the editor of the Eden Prairie News. She can be reached at editor@edenprairienews.com.)

Why is Jordan's Mini-Met
by Mathias Baden
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Oct 21, 2006 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Why is Jordan’s Mini-Met left off the list? I’m not voting for this other stuff.
(Mathias Baden is the editor of the Jordan Independent. He can be reached at editor@jordannews.com.)

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