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Fragment of the old bridge across the Amur

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A: Museum of the History of Amur bridge

by Mikhail Muryy, 180 meters away

Панорама музея Амурского моста, сделанная с помощью воздушного змея с высоты около 70 метров. С высот...

Museum of the History of Amur bridge

B: Most Amur

by Nikitenko Alexandr, 470 meters away

Most Amur

D: Amur bridge near Khabarovsk city

by Mikhail Muryy, 640 meters away

Amur bridge near the Khabarovsk city - an important link in the Trans-Siberian Railway. Aerial photog...

Amur bridge near Khabarovsk city

E: Osipovka

by Mikhail Muryy, 1.2 km away

Osipovka

F: Reconstruction of the cinema "Khabarovsk" in the northern district, aerial view.

by Mikhail Muryy, 2.0 km away

Khabarovsk, Russia. Reconstruction of the cinema in the northern district. Aerial photography was don...

Reconstruction of the cinema "Khabarovsk" in the northern district, aerial view.

G: Khabarovsk. Aerial view of the northern district, near the TV tower

by Mikhail Muryy, 2.2 km away

Khabarovsk. Aerial view of the northern district, near the TV tower. Aerial photography was done by m...

Khabarovsk. Aerial view of the northern district, near the TV tower

H: Pond in the northern district of Khabarovsk

by Ganin Alexandr, 2.4 km away

From the pool overlooking the Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov

Pond in the northern district of Khabarovsk

I: Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov

by Ganin Alexandr, 2.4 km away

Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov

J: Pacific National University

by Ganin Alexandr, 2.9 km away

Pacific National University

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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