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National park declared world heritage site

The United Nations has placed Colombia's Chiribiquete national park on its list of world heritage sites, BBC says.

The park, which straddles the southern provinces of Caquetá and Guaviare, is the country's largest and has one of the highest rates of plant diversity in the northern Amazon.

It is also famous for its table-top rock formations known as tepuis, which rise out of the forest.

It is the ninth site in Colombia to be given world heritage status.

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