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Inca trails spanning six countries, the Irbil Citadel in Iraq's Kurdistan and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha.Altogether at least 30 natural and cultural sites are vying to get the United Nations cultural body's prestigious distinction and add their names to an already 981-strong list.The Great Barrier Reef, one of the most biodiverse places on the entire planet, is considered to be in poor health and UNESCO is mulling whether to downgrade its status to "World Heritage in Danger" at the Doha meeting.Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who favors more access for loggers, has that requested UNESCO remove World Heritage status from 183,000 acres of the area, claiming it was not pristine – but this could be rejected at the meeting.The nominated sites have already been examined by two consultative bodies that transmit their positive or negative recommendations to the committee, although these are not always followed.
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