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Here are 18 striking photos of UNESCO's five newest natural and cultural World Heritage sites.

Take a look inside the 5 destinations that have just been named UNESCO world heritage sites

According to the organization, the new selections include sites in France, Iceland, Brazil, Burkina Faso, and Iraq.
The two French special forces soldiers Cedric de Pierrepont and Alain Bertoncello who were killed in a night-time rescue of four foreign hostages including two French citizens in Burkina Fasso are seen in an undated photo released by French Army, May 10, 2019.

How the French special forces operation to rescue hostages in the dead of night in West Africa unfolded

The French commandos, Cédric de Pierrepont, 32, and Alain Bertoncello, 27, were confirmed to have died in the operation, according to the French Navy.
A cityscape of Dakar is seen from the top of African Renaissance hill, Senegal December 19, 2016.

RANKED: The 28 poorest countries in the world — where people live on less than $1,000 per year

African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.