7 wonders of the world (new)

From langwitches.org:

“Thanks to Chris Craft through Twitter, I was made aware that the Winners of the Seven New World Wonders were announced.

7 New World Wonders

  1. The Great Wall of China
  2. The ruins of Petra in Jordan
  3. The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. The Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru
  5. The Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico
  6. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
  7. The Taj Mahal mausoleum in India

The sites were chosen on the basis of around 100 million votes cast by people around the world over the internet and by mobile phone text messages.

Checking a little further into this (through Wikipedia), you can learn more about a different point of view regarding this vote. For example that the UNESCO does not affiliate itself with this poll:

The list of the “7 New Wonders of the World” will be the result of a private undertaking, reflecting only the opinions of those with access to the internet and not the entire world. This initiative cannot, in any significant and sustainable manner, contribute to the preservation of sites elected by this public.