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Birch in the field

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A: Winter Forest

by Losev Alexey, 20 meters away

Winter Forest

B: Birch and field

by Losev Alexey, 30 meters away

Birch and field

C: Under the birch

by Losev Alexey, 100 meters away

Under the birch

D: Autumn steppe

by Losev Alexey, 150 meters away

Autumn steppe

E: Starry sky

by Losev Alexey, 720 meters away

Starry sky

F: Ditch

by Losev Alexey, 890 meters away

Ditch

G: Former car service

by Losev Alexey, 900 meters away

Former car service

H: On the roof of old brick factory

by Losev Alexey, 920 meters away

On the roof of old brick factory

I: On the roof

by Losev Alexey, 920 meters away

On the roof

J: On the roof of a old brick factory 2

by Losev Alexey, 920 meters away

On the roof of a old brick factory 2

This panorama was taken in Kazakhstan, 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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