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Stupa Tamel
Nepal
Copyright: Dmitri shardakov
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Uploaded: 20/01/2014
Updated: 24/01/2014
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stupa Kathmandu-Tamel
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Stupa in Tamel. Kathmandu
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Sun Rise Cottage on the terrace
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Sun Rise Cottage on the terrace
Prabal Tuladhar
New Road Square of Kathmandu
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Kathmandu Durbar Square [from West]
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Kathmandu Durbar Square [Basantapur Durbar Square] - South
Prabal Tuladhar
Roof top view from Alternative Technology
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Mountains are calling (Mustang) and Darchule Snow Leopard by Prajwol and Dustin
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Svayambhunath Stupa Kathmandu
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Near Hustai Park - MONGOLIA
360 Riyadh
The Dead Sea
Marcio Cabral
Municipal Balnearium
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Devil's Throat falls
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Praemonstratensis monastery Teplá at night
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Liverpool Chavasse Park
Özgür Örsoğlu
Ankara Kalesi
Erich Kohrs
Venus Waterfall
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Corrigall Farm Museum, Harray, Orkney
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inside the church of Ayazin
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Yalung glasier selfy)))
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Ymphuldin Nepal
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Mamankhe teahouse
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stone town in winter
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Nigniy Novgorod - Kremlin.
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Nigniy Novgorod. Kremlin.
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stone town in winter
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Ramze 1
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Oktang 1
More About Nepal

Nepal lies between India and China and it contains Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. The Himalayas here are pretty rugged terrain.The first civilizations here date to 600 BC in the Kathmandu valley, where the capital is now located. According to Buddhist tenets, the Buddha was born here in 563 BC, incarnating as Prince Siddhartha Gautama and leading the world to enlightenment through liberation from suffering. Many small temples and shrines like this one exist for Buddhists to stop and offer prayers.Early support of Buddhism gradually gave way to Hinduism and today Nepal is the world's only Hindu monarchy. The kingdom of Nepal was united in 1768 by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who fled the Moghul invasions of India. Soon after that there was a period of conflict with the British East India Company leading to a treaty recognizing the independence of Nepal -- in 1923!After WWII Nepal was ruled by monarchy but it arrived at the 1990's split by an official ban on political parties. Intense protest by the pro-democracy movement and the Maoist guerrilla Communist movement led to free elections in 1991, only to be followed by violence between the Nepalese government and Maoist guerillas.Since the turn of the millennium there have been several important steps taken in the peace process, including a new Constitution for Nepal and a cease fire agreement with the rebels. A compromise government was achieved whereby a Maoist was elected prime minister without his taking control of the armed forces of the country.At the time of this writing it has been one week since the compromise government has collapsed. We offer our hopes that the citizens and government of this beautiful country will come to a peaceful agreement soon.Text by Steve Smith.