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The very moment Mistaken Point became a World Heritage site

The announcement that Mistaken Point was going to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site came with great deal of excitement in Portugal Cove-South. The atmosphere was a bit more subdued in Istanbul.
Mistaken Point has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. 4:56

The announcement that Mistaken Point was to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site came with great deal of excitement in Portugal Cove South. 

The atmosphere was a bit more subdued in Turkey, where the United Nations committee was holding its meeting.

Chairperson Lale Ulker brought down the decision without objection — and without much comment — on Sunday. It added the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, the site of some of the oldest multi-cellular fossils in the world, to the prestigious list of World Heritage Sites.

Watch the scenes from the meeting in the video player above.