Reuters

You're probably already vaguely acquainted. 

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

Most Popular

  1. A photo of a closed street in St. Louis
    Equity

    The Curious Tale of the St. Louis Street Barriers

    Thanks to an '80s mania for traffic calming, the St. Louis grid is broken by hundreds of bollards and cul-de-sacs. Critics say it’s time to get rid of them.

  2. A young girl winces from the sting as she receives the polio vaccine in 1954.
    Life

    How Mandatory Vaccination Fueled the Anti-Vaxxer Movement

    To better understand the controversy over New York’s measles outbreak, you have to go back to the late 19th century.

  3. Life

    How to Inspire Girls to Become Carpenters and Electricians

    Male-dominated trades like construction, plumbing, and welding can offer job security and decent pay. A camp aims to show girls these careers are for them, too.

  4. Design

    A New Plan to Correct a Historic Mistake in Pittsburgh

    A Bjarke Ingels Group-led plan from 2015 has given way to a more “practical” design for the Lower Hill District. Concerns over true affordable housing remain.

  5. a photo of a man surveying a home garage.
    Transportation

    How Single-Family Garages Can Ease California's Housing Crisis

    Given the affordable housing crisis, California cities should encourage single-family homeowners to convert garages into apartments and accessory dwelling units.