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View of the remains of the Bolgar mosque, restored minaret, Northern and Eastern mausoleums and a church in Bolgar, Tatarstan, Russia | Wikimedia Commons/Alaexis
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Six New Sites Gain World Heritage Status: Photos

The World Heritage Committee inscribes six new properties and also approves extensions to some existing sites.

June 24, 2014
12:00 PM EDT
Mysterious stone spheres dot the Pre-Colombian Chiefdom Settlements of the Diquis in Costa Rica, which is now a World Heritage site. | Museo Nacional de Costa Rica / Juan Julio Rojas
Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex | Wikimedia Commons/Bui The Tam
The Great Himalayan National Park in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh was inscribed in June 2014 as a World Heritage site. | IUCN/Graeme Worboys
Mount Hamiguitan | Wikimedia Commons/Kleomarlo
Stevns Klint | WikiMedia Commons/Hubertus45
Sign in front of Wadden Sea World Heritage site, which has been on the Heritage list since 2009 and was expanded in 2014. | Flickr/ Andreas Baudissin