Shen'ao Cape(Weathered Rocks)
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Shen'ao Cape(Weathered Rocks)

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When rock buried deep in the earth is gradually exposed, the reduction in pressure typically causes cracks and fissures to form in the rock. This increases the surface area of the rock, allowing air and water to better react with various minerals in the rock, and the physical effect of thermal expansion and contraction also causes the rock to loosen and disintegrate. As a result, rock is eventually transformed into sand, mud, and soil. This effect is termed “weathering”.

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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.
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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.

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