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The road to the observatory

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The road in the mountains. On the way to the observatory and the mountain lake.

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Imágenes cercanas en Kazakhstan

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A: Alma-Arasan ravine, Trans-Ili Alatau

por Igors Jefimovs, 870 metros de distancia

Alma-Arasan ravine, Trans I-li-Alatau, Kazakhstan. Located near Almaty city, the Alma-Arasan ravine i...

Alma-Arasan ravine, Trans-Ili Alatau

B: Center Moonglade

por Ilya Rudakov, a 1.9 km.

Center Moonglade

C: Outskirts of Moonglade

por Ilya Rudakov, a 1.9 km.

Outskirts of Moonglade

D: Blue ice

por Ilya Rudakov, a 2.1 km.

Blue ice

E: Waterfall at Alma-Arasan ravine, Trans-Ili Alatau

por Igors Jefimovs, a 2.2 km.

Alma-Arasan ravine, Trans Ili-Alatau, Kazakhstan. Located near Almaty city, the Alma-Arasan ravine is...

Waterfall at Alma-Arasan ravine, Trans-Ili Alatau

F: Above the marble gorge

por Ilya Rudakov, a 2.3 km.

Above the marble gorge

G: morning Lake

por Ilya Rudakov, a 2.7 km.

morning Lake

H: Above like

por Ilya Rudakov, a 2.7 km.

Summer day. The city remained under. It heatwave. The mountains are much cooler. When the sun disappe...

Above like

I: Большое Алмаатинское озеро

por Pirogov Dmitry, a 2.7 km.

Большое Алмаатинское озеро - источник чистой горной воды для Алма-аты.По дороге к озеру вы проедите в...

Большое Алмаатинское озеро

J: Around the old dome telescope

por Ilya Rudakov, a 2.7 km.

Around the old dome telescope

Este panorama fue tomado en Kazakhstan, Asia

Esta es una vista general de 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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