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A: Buddha Statue - University of Ruhuna

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Buddha Statue - University of Ruhuna

B: Administration Building

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Administration Building

C: Buddha Statue

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Buddha Statue

D: Deans Office 8191 Px

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Deans Office 8191 Px

E: Near Girls Hostels

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Near Girls Hostels

F: Near Kurutu Gee

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Near Kurutu Gee

G: Near Library

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Near Library

H: Near Weather Monitoring Station

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Near Weather Monitoring Station

I: Near Highland Shop 8191 Px

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Near Highland Shop 8191 Px

J: Sandalu Thalaya 1 2

by DCS - University of Ruhuna, less than 10 meters away

Sandalu Thalaya 1 2

This panorama was taken in Sri Lanka, 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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