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        7/21/2009, Tammuz 29, 5769

      Dead Sea a Finalist in World Wonder Contest


      A panel of experts chose the Dead Sea Tuesday as one of 28 finalists competing in the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest. Voting is now open until to the world public until 2011 to chose seven winners.

      Only three weeks ago, worldwide voters propelled the famous salty sea onto a list of 77 nominees, which were then considered by the panel of experts. A team of seven ecologists and environmentalists chose the finalists based on criteria including beauty of the site, ecological significance, and historical legacy.

      Voting is open at www.new7wonders.com.

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