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On July 8, 2007, newspapers the world over carried the item about The New 7 Wonders of the World WHICH Were Announced AT the ‘Official’ Declaration ceremony In Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7 , 2007 --- 07.07.07. Bollywood’s Bipasha Basu was one of the

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On July 8, 2007, newspapers the world

over carried the item about

The New 7 Wondersof the World

WHICH Were Announced

AT the ‘Official’ Declaration ceremony

In Lisbon, Portugal on

Saturday, July 7, 2007 --- 07.07.07

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Bollywood’s Bipasha Basu was one of the

distinguished invitees.

The papperazi created another story about

Bipasha and

Portugal’s top footballer Ronaldo.

But that is another story.

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This presentation has two parts.

The first part lists these

new Seven Wonders of the World

[which, frankly, just showed the voting strength in the countries to which these Wonders belong]

Let us have a look at Part I

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Chichén Itzá, Mexico (7th place)

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Christ Redeemer, Brazil (6thplace)

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The Great Wall of China

[5th place]

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Machu Picchu, Peru(4th place)

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Petra, Jordan

(3rd place)

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The Roman Colloseum, Italy(2nd Place)

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The Taj Mahal, India (1st place)

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Part IIThree years ago, in a school in San Jose, California, a group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World."

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There were some disagreements,but those which received the most votes are:

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1.Egypt's Great Pyramids2. Taj Mahal3. Grand Canyon4. Panama Canal 5. Empire State Building 6. St. Peter's Basilica 7. China's Great Wall[Matches somewhat with what seniors like me had learnt in school.]

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While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed that one student, Lina, had not completed her voting-paper yet.

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She asked Lina if she was having trouble with her list. Lina replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mindbecause there were so many."

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The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help".

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Lina hesitated a little and said: "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are--

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1. To See...

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2. To Hear...

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3. To Touch...

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4. To Taste...

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5. To Feel...

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6. To Laugh...

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7. And to Love."

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The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and thatwe take for granted are truly wonderous!

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A gentle reminder --- -

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That the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.

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