26 new sites inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List this year
Twenty-six new sites have been inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage List.
The Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, the iconic landscape of Rio de Janeiro and Lena Pillars Nature Park in Russia are just some of the sites that made this year's list.
UNESCO also placed the fabled city of Timbuktu on its List of World Heritage in Danger, because of violence in Mali.
A total of 20 cultural sites, five natural sites and one mixed natural and cultural site were inscribed during the session.
This means the sites receive international monitoring and funding for preservation.
For a full list of sites go to UNESCO.org