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Nearby images in Asia


A: Kaljir

by Andrey Okhotenko, 138.9 km away

Kalzhir the unique river following from lake Markakol. Кальжир единственная река вытекающая из озера ...


B: Altay Beluha Cerkov

by Pavel Antropov, 142.7 km away

Altay Beluha Cerkov

C: Beluha Ozero Gornyh Duhov

by Pavel Antropov, 143.5 km away

Beluha Ozero Gornyh Duhov

D: Ozero Gornyh Duhov Altay

by Pavel Antropov, 144.0 km away

Ozero Gornyh Duhov Altay

E: Altay Beluha

by Pavel Antropov, 144.9 km away

Altay Beluha

F: Altay Yurlu 2013

by Pavel Antropov, 148.7 km away

Altay Yurlu 2013

G: Middle Shavla lake. Altay

by Ganin Alexandr, 165.3 km away

Middle Shavla lake. Altay

H: Stone pillars on moraine at Shavlo lake. Altai

by Ganin Alexandr, 167.5 km away

Stone pillars on moraine at Shavlo lake. Altai

I: Шавлинское озеро

by Актёршев Юрий, 167.7 km away

Шавлинское озеро

This panorama was taken in Asia

This is an overview of 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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