Breathtaking views of Ethiopia's Simien Mountains

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(CNN) Sitting on the top of the world, the Simien mountains -- Ethiopia's highest peaks -- are home to some of the country's most remote communities and some of its rarest wildlife.

Simien Mountain National Park was established in 1969 to protect the rare species of animals that are exclusive to this area. In 1978, UNESCO recognized the park's "global significance for biodiversity conservation" and made it the world's first natural World Heritage Site.

Now, once endangered populations are starting to thrive.

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