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Around the world in 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; MSN

Russia – Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA AND ZIMBABWE

Situated on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, this 354-feet-high (108 meters) waterfall is part of the Zambezi River. It produces the largest curtain of falling water anywhere on the planet.

Year of inscription: 1989

SANA’A, YEMEN

One of the oldest continually-inhabited cities on the planet, Sana’a’s Old City is packed with stunning geometrically-patterned architecture dating back to the 11th century.

Year of inscription: 1986

BRYGGEN, NORWAY

Once the center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire, today Bryggen is a bustling town famed for the colorful commercial buildings that line Vågen harbor.

Year of inscription: 1979

LUNENBURG, CANADA

Featuring wooden architecture from the 18th century, this port town is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America.

Year of inscription: 1995

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY

Of vital strategic importance in the colonial Portuguese-Spanish wars of the 17th and 18th centuries, the city has a beautifully preserved Old Quarter boasting winding cobbled streets with colonial-era architecture.

Year of inscription: 1995

SALAMANCA, SPAIN

Situated on the hills of the Tormes river, Salamanca is famous for its Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments.

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Dagestan: Russia’s Wild But Beguiling Southern Frontier; James Brooke; VoA News

Photo: James Brooke

Journalists love superlatives, and Russia’s southernmost republic, Dagestan, obliges. Of Russia’s 83 regions, Dagestan last year recorded the highest level of political violence — 53 bombings and 405 dead. Last year, Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months in Dagestan. Last month, world attention swiveled to Dagestan when Tsarnaev emerged as the lead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

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