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Meet the Newest Wonder of the World

You're probably already vaguely acquainted. 

Reuters

The votes are in, and the Amazon River has been added to the list of the new seven natural wonders of the world. Yesterday, the River was officially inaugurated into the club, which also includes Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Table Mountain, Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Je Ju Island. The designation was celebrated in Iquitos, Peru.

Below, photos from around the river:  

Children play in a mud bank while watching a festival inaugurating the Amazon River as one of seven natural wonders of world at mouth of Itaya River in Iquitos. (Reuters/Enrique Castro-Mendivil)



People in boats participate in festival inaugurating Amazon River as one of seven natural wonders of world in Iquitos. (Reuters/Enrique Castro-Mendivil) 


Boy flies a kite by Amazon River during a festival inaugurating river as one of seven natural wonders of world in Iquitos. (Reuters/Enrique Castro-Mendivil)

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.