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United Nations Plaza, New York NY

United Nations
2007-11-28
The United Nations headquarters was built on an 18 acre site in New York City purchased with a donation to the UN by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1946. Although it is in New York City, the land occupied by the United Nations headquarters is international territory. There are also major UN agencies in Geneva, The Hague, Vienna, Montreal, Copenhagen, Bonn, and elsewhere.

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. The United Nations was founded in 1945 to replace the League of Nations, in the hope that it would intervene in conflicts between nations and thereby avoid war.
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Times Square - New York, New York
The Bermuda Triangle - Western Atlantic Ocean
United Nations Plaza, New York NY - United Nations
Vatican City - State of the Vatican City
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch - 5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd, Los Olivos, CA
Hoover Dam - Colorado River - Arizona & Nevada Border
Statue of Liberty - Liberty Island, New York
Space Needle - Seattle Washington
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Washington DC
The Loch Ness Monster - Loch Ness, Scotland
Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando Florida
Stonehenge - Wiltshire County, England
McDonald's Hamburger University - 2815 Jorie Boulevard Oak Brook, Illinois
The Playboy Mansion - 10236 Charing Cross Rd., Holmby Hills Ca
London Eye (Millennium Wheel) - London England
Tian Tan Buddha - Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong