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The legendary Alamo battleground and the vineyards that produce France’s beloved champagne are among the sites likely to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting starting Sunday. At least 36 natural and cultural sites, including a disputed bid from Japan, are vying to get the United Nations cultural body’s prestigious distinction and add their names to the more than 1,000-strong list. The 39th committee session of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will take place in the western German city of Bonn from June 28-July 8. Inclusion on its vaunted list can bring major economic benefits, as a World Heritage site is eligible for financial assistance towards

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