GENEVA – The Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef have been named finalists alongside 26 other world-famous natural landmarks in a global poll to choose the "New 7 Wonders of Nature."
The Amazon rain forest, Dead Sea and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa were among the other finalists announced Tuesday by the organization led by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber.
Weber also organized the recent poll that collected 100 million votes for choosing seven man-made wonders to replace the largely destroyed ones from antiquity.
People can vote for the new poll by Internet or phone. The winners will be announced in 2011.
Weber's organization said a panel of experts chose the finalists from 77 nominees that gained the most votes in an early round of polling.