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UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Protecting the world’s treasures; Mikaela Bufano & Brian Robbins; CBS News

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For nearly 50 years the U.N. agency has listed outstanding natural and man-made sites as worthy of protection. But what does designation as a World Heritage Site actually mean for a glacier or coral reef, or a landmark like the Taj Mahal?

Source: UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Protecting the world’s treasures

The most beautiful places in the world; Tom Garlinghouse; Live Science

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Here are 10 of the most beautiful places on Earth — from cascading waterfalls and towering mountains, to tropical islands and picturesque cities.

Source: The most beautiful places in the world

Limited Number of Tourists Allowed in Some Ice Caves; Iceland Monitor

A limited number of people will from now on be allowed to visit ice caves and to go glacier hiking within five areas in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park.

Source: Limited Number of Tourists Allowed in Some Ice Caves

55 Beautiful Examples of Sunset Photography; Stephanie Kay-Kok; The Photo Argus

Sunsets are reliably beautiful subjects and backgrounds for photography. Even when they’re not colorful and majestic, they still create a lovely change in lighting, which can make boring scenes look suddenly magical. But sunsets can also be frustrating, especially for beginners. When a sunset is particularly gorgeous, you can feel discouraged trying to capture its full beauty in an image.

Source: 55 Beautiful Examples of Sunset Photography – The Photo Argus

UNESCO Embraces Vatnajökull: Iceland’s National Park Now A UNESCO World Heritage Site; A Rawlings; Reykjavik Grapevine

Source: UNESCO Embraces Vatnajökull: Iceland’s National Park Now A UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Reykjavik Grapevine

Vatnajökull National Park Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List; Iuliia Tore; Rus Tourism News

Source: Vatnajökull National Park Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List – Rus Tourism News

Iceland honours first glacier lost to climate change; Malay Mail/AFP

Source: Iceland honours first glacier lost to climate change | Malay Mail

Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park Is Named a World Heritage Site!; Iceland Naturally

Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park Is Named a World Heritage Site!

Source: Iceland Naturally | Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park Is Named a World Heritage Site!

Vatnajökull National Park Is Now UNESCO World Heritage Site; Andie Fontaine; Reykjavik Grapevine

Your favourite national park is now a recognised World Heritage site, UNESCO has announced, giving Vatnajökull an even higher standing.

Source: Vatnajökull National Park Is Now UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Reykjavik Grapevine

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