Mexico City will soon have its own 7 Wonders, with help from kids

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Those who have lived in or visited Mexico City know it's one of the world's most wondrous capitals— a slowly sinking urban jungle where all types of bizarre records are broken.

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Now Mexico City is adding to its mystique by launching a contest to find its own 7 Wonders of the world, and it's asking young Mexicans to help determine its top marvels.

Mexican youths can vote online to choose their favorite sites from a list that includes everything from the city’s emblematic Angel of Independence monument, to the 100,000-seat Azteca Stadium, which hosted two World Cup finals.

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Voters will also be able to select the best of Mexico City’s so-called Barrios Mágicos or “Magical Neighborhoods” and name the best theme parks. The results will be announced on Dec. 10.

The 7 Wonders initiative is the brainchild of Mexico City’s local government. It was created to commemorate Universal Children’s Day, which takes place each year on Nov. 20. The project drew its inspiration from the seven wonders of the world list, which includes Mexico’s Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.

Here are some of the candidates competing to become a Mexico City wonder:

BUILDINGS

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MONUMENTS

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PARKS

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MUSEUMS

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MAGICAL NEIGHBORHOODS

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THEME PARKS

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