The Brazilian city, often known as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City), is recognisable for the towering granite peaks that bookend golden sand beaches, and its statue of Christ the Redeemer – the largest Art Deco statue in the world.
Rio was one of eight new sites, four natural and four cultural, added to the UN’s list on Sunday.
07/03/2012 - 10:42
The UN's cultural agency, Unesco, has voted to add the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and its pilgrimage route to the list of World Heritage Sites.
The Palestinian delegation welcomed the approval of its bid to get protected status for the church, built on a site some believe was Jesus's birthplace.
Israel and the US opposed the move, saying it was politically motivated.
It was the first...
07/03/2012 - 10:40