Lady Liberty was left behind. But the Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America are among the new seven wonders of the world, according to a global poll released yesterday.

Jordan's Petra is the seventh winner, and Peru's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid also made the cut.

About 100 million votes were cast on the Internet and through cell phone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit group that conducted the poll.

A Peruvian in national costume held Machu Picchu's award to the sky and bowed to the crowd, eliciting one of the biggest cheers yesterday from the audience of 50,000 at a soccer stadium in Portugal's capital, Lisbon. Many jeered when the Statue of Liberty was announced as a candidate. Portugal opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Other nominees that lost were the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island in the Pacific, the Acropolis and the Sydney Opera House.

The pyramids of Giza, of which The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the only surviving structure from the original seven wonders of the ancient world, were assured of honorary status in addition to the new seven after Egyptian officials said it was a disgrace they had to compete.
The campaign was launched in 1999 by the Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber.

Almost 200 nominations came in, and the list was narrowed to the 21 most-voted by the start of last year.

Also among losing candidates were Cambodia's Angkor, Spain's Alhambra, Turkey's Hagia Sophia, Japan's Kiyomizu Temple, Russia's Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, Britain's Stonehenge, Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle and Mali's Timbuktu.

Weber's foundation says it aims to promote cultural diversity by supporting, preserving and restoring monuments.

The traditional seven wonders were concentrated in the Mediterranean and Middle East and were culled from lists compiled by ancient Greeks. The Pyramids remain, but the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and Pharos lighthouse off Alexandria have all vanished.

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