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MTC Touch supports Lebanon''s Jeita Grotto as world natural wonder

BEIRUT, Nov 9 (KUNA) -- Lebanese mobile provider, MTC Touch, a branch of the Kuwait-based Zain Group, said it would be donating 100,000 sms messages (worth USD 10,000) to a voting campaign aimed at making Lebanon's Jeita Grotto one of the world's seven wonders of nature.
Lebanon's Jeita Grotto, a compound of crystallized caves located 20km north of Beirut in the Valley of Al-Kalb river, is one of 28 global natural wonders nominated by international website, New7Wonders.
The grotto is made up of two limestone caves, upper galleries and a lower cave through which a 6,230 metre-long river runs.
The caves are also considered one of the tiny country's main sources of tourism, visited each year by the hundreds.
Other natural wonders shortlisted for the award include South America's Amazon River, the Middle East's Dead Sea, Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, among others.
Voting for the seven wonders of nature, at the website http://www.
new7wonders.com, ends on Friday. (end) an.sd KUNA 092305 Nov 11NNNN