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Komodo Island, Indonesia

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Situated between Sumbawa and Flores, Komodo is one of the 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipeligo. The island was given National Park status in 1980 and is home to the Komodo Dragon.

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A: Beach Komodo Island, Indonesia

by Martin Broomfield, 100 meters away

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B: Shade of a tree, Komodo Island, Indonesia

by Martin Broomfield, 120 meters away

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Shade of a tree, Komodo Island, Indonesia

C: Paradise and Flip Flops, Komodo Island

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D: Divers heading for Batu Bolong Island or Current City

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E: Komodo National Park - Komodo Island, Indonesia

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F: Komodo Dragons in Komodo National Park, Indonesia

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G: Heading for Komodo Island, Savu Sea, Indonesia

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H: Ferryboat kayangan - poto tano

by made Pasuatmadi, 306.6 km away

ferryboat rute kayangan harbour (Lombok) - Poto tano harbour (sumbawa barat)

Ferryboat kayangan - poto tano

I: Kampung Bugis beach

by made Pasuatmadi, 308.1 km away

Kampung bugis location at taliwang, west sumbawa.

Kampung Bugis beach

J: Pantai Sumbawa

by made Pasuatmadi, 308.4 km away

Sumbawa beach

Pantai Sumbawa

This panorama was taken in Indonesia, Asia

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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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