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Durban Harbour at night
By Kierran Allen

Durban Officially a New7Wonders City!

With much excitement, Durban has been chosen as one of the New7Wonders Cities, organizers announced Sunday night in Dubai.

Bernard Weber, founder and president of New7Wonders contest, said the results are based on votes.

“They will now be checked, validated and independently verified. Once the verification process has been completed, New7Wonders will then work with the confirmed cities to organize official inauguration events,” New7Wonders said.

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Durban is New7Wonders City!

The New7Wonders Cites are Vigan, Beirut, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, and La Paz.

Durban we are so proud of you!!!! Thank you all for voting Durban as your New7Wonders City!

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Weber said more than 1,200 nominees from 220 different countries took part in the contest.

“[The 7 winners] represent the global diversity of urban society. For the first time in human history, more than half of our planet’s population lives in cities and this election emphasizes the dramatically challenging character of our changing world,” he said.

“We congratulate each of these cities on achieving their New7Wonders status, and we look forward to celebrating their election to the ‘canon of 7’ with their citizens in 2015,” Weber said. “The New7Wonders Cites will now join the New7Wonders of Nature and the New7Wonders of the World in becoming part of Global Memory for humanity for ever.”

Durban Harbour at night
Durban captured by Kierran Allen

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