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Valley of Light - Hindukusch
Afghanistan

Photo by Abdul Hamidi - orange group, Kabul Afghanistan

Wikipedia:

The Hindu Kush (Pashto/Persian: ھندوکُش‎, Urdu: سلسلہ کوہ ہندوکش, Hindi: हिंदू कुश) is an 800 km (500 mi) long mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.


It is the westernmost extension of the Pamir Mountains, the Karakoram Range, and is a sub-range of the Himalayas.

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Copyright: Jan Koehn
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Taken: 20/01/2012
Uploaded: 12/07/2012
Updated: 30/05/2014
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