With over 20 million votes to date, and just 21 finalists remaining among 200 nominated sites, the campaign to select the 'New 7 Wonders of the World' is about to conclude. The polls have closed and the announcement of winners should occur in just hours.
As I walked around Petra a couple of weeks ago, locals drove around in trucks that displayed large 'Vote for Petra' campaign signs. It was a 'get out the vote' effort of a much more festive type.
Update: announced winners were Petra (Jordan), The Taj Mahal (India), The Roman Colosseum (Italy), Chichen Itza (Mexico), The Christ Redeemer (Brazil), The Great Wall (China), Machu Picchu (Peru)
I roundly assume this was just a fun excercise and that our original 7 Wonders stand, as always, at the top of the list!