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In pictures: Unesco World Heritage sites 2015

  • 5 July 2015
  • From the section Europe

The United Nations cultural agency, Unesco, has been adding to its list of world heritage sites worthy of special protection. Here are pictures of some of the places that made it on to the list this year.

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Image caption The world's largest historic warehouse complex, the Speicherstadt in Hamburg, is famed for its bridges, canals and tall, red-brick buildings
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Image caption The fortress island of Gunkanjima, off Nagasaki in southern Japan, marks the country's industrial revolution in the 19th Century
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Image caption The Champagne vineyards of eastern France, recognised for producing the drink that bears the region's name
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Image caption The Necropolis of Beth She'arim in Israel, a series of catacombs dating to the 2nd Century BC, has been used as a Jewish burial place
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Image caption The Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens of eastern Turkey date back to Roman times
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Image caption The ancient city of Susa in Iran is one of the world's largest archaeological sites
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Image caption The Forth bridge in Scotland was completed in 1890 - and still carries trains over the Forth river
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Image caption The Great Khaldun Mountain of Mongolia is said to be the site of Genghis Khan's birth and burial

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