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1661. 

Which of the following has been approved under UNESCO's world's most treasured cultural practices?

[A]. Savate
[B]. Kendo
[C]. Korean wrestling
[D]. Hapkido

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

UNESCO accepted a joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognized as one of the world's most treasured cultural practices. This bids a new step in their reconciliation efforts of North and South Korea. The two Koreas had originally filed separate applications for their traditional form of wrestling to be recognized on the UN agency's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The announcement is the latest in a string of symbolic gestures between Seoul and its nuclear-armed neighbor in recent months. In North Korea, it is known as Ssirum and in South Korea, it is known as Sssireum. The wrestling has been practiced at village festivals for centuries.

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