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7. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia At 7,762 feet, Addis Ababa has the highest elevation of any other African capital. The headquarters of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa can be found in the city. Although Ethiopia's Ministry of Culture and Tourism list the city as being founded in 1887, Addis Ababa contains many Colonial monuments. Lucy, humankind's 3-million-year-old ancestor, can be found at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. OK, so it's just a replica -- the actual remains are kept below the museum.John Heilprin / Associated Press