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Fatehpur Sikr, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Fatehpur Sikri Palace complex was built over a number of years in the 1500’s. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Jalal’ud-Din Muhammad Akbar (1556-1605). The complex is on a hill about by an artificial lake. The taller five level structure in the background is the Panch Mahalo palace.

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A: Peerless Pool (Anup Talao) Fatehpur Sikri

by Roger Berry, 50 meters away

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B: Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), Fatehpur Sikri

by Roger Berry, 80 meters away

From this elevated platform, Akbar would conduct public audience and hear the entreaties of his subje...

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C: Backside Overview Fatehpur Sikri

by Roger Berry, 150 meters away

From here you can see some of the beautiful workmanship that went into building this palace. Fatehpur...

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D: Jama Masjid (mosque) Tombs, Fatehpur Sikri

by Roger Berry, 320 meters away

There are many tombs at the Jama Masjid here in Fatehpur Sikri. The main tomb is the Salim Chisti Tom...

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E: Hira Minar, Elephant Tower, Fatehpur Sikri

by Roger Berry, 370 meters away

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F: Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti in the Jami Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri

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Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti in the Jami Masjid. This jewel like tomb enclosed within a four-pillared ...

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G: Salim Chisti Tomb, Marble Entrance Hall

by Roger Berry, 390 meters away

The beautiful square marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti is one of the finest examples of Mughal arch...

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H: Jama Masjid, Looking out Towards Salim Chisti Tomb

by Roger Berry, 440 meters away

Here in the east side of the Jama Masjid (mosque) as the early mornings sun shines in you can see how...

Jama Masjid, Looking out Towards Salim Chisti Tomb

I: Children at Fatehpur Sikri Jama Masjid

by Justin Imhoff, 440 meters away

Children at Fatehpur Sikri Jama Masjid

J: Inside The Jama Masjid at Fatehpur Sikri

by Roger Berry, 440 meters away

Jami Masjid or the Friday Mosque is one of the most beautiful and largest mosques of the world. This ...

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This panorama was taken in India, 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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