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July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur1 On July 8, 2007, newspapers the world over carried the item about The New 7 Wonders of the World WHICH Were Announced AT the Official Declaration ceremony In Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 --- 07.07.07 Slide 2 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur2 Bollywoods Bipasha Basu was one of the distinguished invitees. The papperazi created another story about Bipasha and Portugals top footballer Ronaldo. But that is another story. Slide 3 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur3 This presentation has two parts. The first part lists these new Seven Wonders of the World [which, frankly, just showed the voting strength in the countries to which these Wonders belong] Let us have a look at Part I Slide 4 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur4 Chichn Itz, Mexico (7th place) Slide 5 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur5 Christ Redeemer, Brazil (6 th place ) Slide 6 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur6 The Great Wall of China [5 th place] Slide 7 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur7 Machu Picchu, Peru(4 th place) Slide 8 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur8 Petra, Jordan (3 rd place) Slide 9 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur9 The Roman Colloseum, Italy(2 nd Place) Slide 10 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur10 The Taj Mahal, India (1 st place) Slide 11 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur11 Part II Three years ago, in a school in San Jose, California, a group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World." Slide 12 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur12 There were some disagreements, but those which received the most votes are: Slide 13 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur13 1.Egypt's Great Pyramids 2. Taj Mahal 3. Grand Canyon 4. Panama Canal 5. Empire State Building 6. St. Peter's Basilica 7. China's Great Wall [Matches somewhat with what seniors like me had learnt in school.] Slide 14 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur14 While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed that one student, Lina, had not completed her voting-paper yet. Slide 15 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur15 She asked Lina if she was having trouble with her list. Lina replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many." Slide 16 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur16 The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help". Slide 17 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur17 Lina hesitated a little and said: "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are-- Slide 18 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur18 1. To See... Slide 19 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur19 2. To Hear... Slide 20 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur20 3. To Touch... Slide 21 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur21 4. To Taste... Slide 22 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur22 5. To Feel... Slide 23 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur23 6. To Laugh... Slide 24 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur24 7. And to Love." Slide 25 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur25 The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wonderous! Slide 26 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur26 A gentle reminder --- - Slide 27 July 10, 2007Compiled by Gurudutt Mundkur27 That the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.