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Во дворе дома 141200 Казахстан Павлодарская Экибастуз М.Жусупа 52

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Nearby images in Kazakhstan

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A: The Obelisk of Victory in Ekibastuz

by Alibek Ibrayev, 320 meters away

The Obelisk of Victory in Ekibastuz

B: 2013.08 Bayteke

by YURIY SAVON, 87.6 km away

2013.08 Bayteke

C: Road to Bayanaul

by Valery Trubin, 97.4 km away

Road to Bayanaul

D: Dzhаsybai lake

by Valery Trubin, 101.5 km away

Dzhаsybai lake

E: Steppe near spring

by Valery Trubin, 103.6 km away

Steppe near spring

F: UssovPan01 Irtysh & Usolka

by ussov alex, 123.5 km away

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UssovPan01  Irtysh & Usolka

G: Bagaev studio

by Eugene Shishkin, 126.2 km away

Bagaev studio

H: Auditorium and stage of the Pavlodar Chekhov Theatre

by Konstantin Martalog, 126.3 km away

Pavlodar Regional Chekhov Theatre of Drama. Auditorium and stage.

Auditorium and stage of the Pavlodar Chekhov Theatre

I: Irtys&Usolka 03

by ussov alex, 126.3 km away

Irtys&Usolka

Irtys&Usolka 03

J: Irtys & Usolka 02

by ussov alex, 126.3 km away

ussov Irtys & Usolka

Irtys & Usolka 02

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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