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The company's office Mangistau Munai Gas

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Nearby images in Asia


A: MMG & Adidas

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 20 meters away

MMG & Adidas

B: "MMG" building

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 40 meters away

"MMG" building

C: "KAZAKHSTAN" shopping center

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 140 meters away

"KAZAKHSTAN" shopping center

D: Night Club and Restaurant "Arabica"

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 160 meters away

Night Club and Restaurant "Arabica"

E: "Golden Palace" hotel

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 160 meters away

"Golden Palace" hotel

F: Night Aktau

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 390 meters away

Night Aktau

G: Shevchenko Park

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 390 meters away

Shevchenko Park

H: House of Culture Abaya

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 400 meters away

House of Culture Abaya

I: "A-Class" furniture store

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 410 meters away

"A-Class" furniture store

J: "Aktau" hotel

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 490 meters away

"Aktau" hotel

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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