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Panoramic photo by Vlad Rotmistroff EXPERT Taken 11:41, 08/02/2011 - Views loading...

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A: Cafe and Restaurant "Aydin"

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 850 meters away

Cafe and Restaurant "Aydin"

B: The complex Dukat and Oazis

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 1.0 km away

The complex Dukat and Oazis

C: "Victory" hotel

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 1.6 km away

"Victory" hotel

D: Quay 15 district

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 1.7 km away

Quay 15 district

E: Quay of the 15th district

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 1.9 km away

Quay of the 15th district

F: "Tamshaly" building

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 2.2 km away

"Tamshaly" building

G: Tobaniaz monument

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 2.2 km away

Tobaniaz monument

H: monument Tobaniyazu Alniyazovu

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 2.2 km away

monument Tobaniyazu Alniyazovu

I: A view of the city from a new building

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 2.3 km away

A view of the city from a new building

J: a view of the city from a new building 2

by Vlad Rotmistroff, 2.3 km away

a view of the city from a new building 2

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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