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Day of The Dead in the Iconic City of San Miguel de Allende

By the end of the month, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, will have one of the most representative festivities comprising cultural concerts, offerings, parades, and much more. Considered an iconic tourist destination immersed in culture and traditions, San Miguel de Allende will celebrate this year—in a unique way—the Day of the Dead, a celebration recognized …

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Four more Chinese irrigation projects designated world heritage structures-Xinhua

Aerial photo taken on April 9, 2022 shows Lingqu Canal in Xing’an County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Lingqu, one of the world’s oldest and most well-preserved artificial canals, was inscribed on the World Heritage Irrigation Structures in 2018. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua) BEIJING, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — Four more ancient Chinese irrigation sites have been …

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USAID chief extends full support to Pakistan to help mitigate disastrous impacts of floods

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) chief Samantha Power on Friday called on Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and extended full support to Pakistan to help mitigate the disastrous impacts of ravaging floods. While appreciating Power’s visit to Pakistan at this difficult hour when unprecedented rains had caused the most severe floods in …

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New Daintree River ferry proposal could overwhelm World Heritage rainforest with extra visitors

A new ferry capable of taking more cars across the Daintree River into the World Heritage-listed rainforest is expected to be operational within four years but there are concerns sensitive sites are already struggling to cope with visitor volumes. Key points: A new, wider Daintree ferry is expected to be operational by 2026 The council …

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Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Outstanding Universal Value Letter synthesis The serial property of 28 component sites includes a selection of 4,000 medieval tombstones (stećci) on the territory of four states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia. These monolithic stone tombstones (stećci) were created in the period from the second half of the …

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