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Italy's Mount Etna wins World Heritage status

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Italy's Mount Etna, one of the world's most "active and iconic" volcanoes, was on Friday granted World Heritage status, UNESCO said.

The tallest active volcano on the European continent, Mount Etna has been written about for 2,700 years and has "one of the world's longest documented records of historical volcanism," according to UNESCO.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/italys-mount-etna-wins-world-heritage-status-1