The harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is recognized as one of the "seven natural wonders of the world." Also known as Guanabara Bay, the harbor is easily accessible by ships and surrounded by tall mountains.

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A harbor is a body of water sheltered by natural or artificial barriers. Harbors can provide safe anchorage and permit the transfer of cargo and passengers between ships and the shore.