Kilimanjaro, Grand Canyon Among '7 Wonders' Finalists

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 3:25 PM CDT
A giant land turtle walks in Galapagos National Park in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, Ecuador.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Twenty-eight finalists made the cut today for the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” poll, including the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the AP reports. Organizers expect 1 billion people to vote online or by phone before the winners are announced in 2011. Other wonders up for the honor include Mount Kilimanjaro, Germany’s Black Forest, the Amazon rain forest, and the Galapagos islands. Click on the link for the full list and voting details.