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Panoramabillede af Martin Broomfield EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 06:04, 13/11/2007 - Views loading...

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Ampara Beach, Sri Lanka

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The coastline on the eastern side of Ampara District, took the full force of the tsunami 26th December 2004. This image was taken 3 years after the event. Most of the debris from the tsunami had been removed, leaving the empty shells of houses on the beach. UNEP were involved in the clean-up of asbestos which covered the beach and surrounding fields. This image was taken for The United Nations Environment Programme.

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A: Mangrove Planters, Ampara District

Af Martin Broomfield, 27.5 km væk

When the tsunami stuck the east coast of Sri Lanka in December 2004, many acres of mangrove forest al...

Mangrove Planters, Ampara District

B: In-front of the Ampara Lake, Ampara Town, Sri Lanka.

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 28.0 km væk

In-front of the Ampara Lake, Ampara Town, Sri Lanka.

C: Infront of Hardy Technical College - Ampara

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 28.6 km væk

Infront of Hardy Technical College - Ampara

D: Buddangala Arannaya inside of Vihara geya Ampara

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 28.9 km væk

Buddangala Arannaya inside of Vihara geya Ampara

E: Buddangala Arannaya infront of Vihara Geya.

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 29.0 km væk

Buddangala Arannaya infront of Vihara Geya.

F: Saama Chaithiya Ampara Sri Lanka

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 29.0 km væk

Saama Chaithiya Ampara Sri Lanka

G: Japan Saama Chaithiya Front View Ampara Sri Lanka

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 29.0 km væk

Japan Saama Chaithiya Front View Ampara Sri Lanka

H: Buddangala Arannaya Ampara

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 29.1 km væk

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Buddangala Arannaya Ampara

I: On Rajagalathenna Rock 02

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 47.0 km væk

On Rajagalathenna Rock 02

J: On the Rajagalathenna Rock

Af Chamitha Sankalpa Liyanage, 47.1 km væk

On the Rajagalathenna Rock

Dette panorama blev taget i Sri Lanka, Asia

Dette er et overblik over Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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