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Philadelphia Becomes World Heritage City

Philadelphia has become the first U.S. city to become a World Heritage City, recognized for its importance to American history and democracy. The Organization of World Heritage Cities gave Philadelphia the designation, already held by about 260 cities around the world, in a vote Friday at its general congress in Peru. Philadelphia government officials and business leaders have been campaigning for several years for the distinction. The city, the nation's fifth largest, already met...

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