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The Golghar or Gol Ghar, "Round house" in Patna, capital of Bihar state, India

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This giant circular structure was built as a granary by the British in 1786. You can climb up the staircase to the top to get this lovely view of the Ganga. Alarmed by the famine of 1770, Captain John Garstin built this huge granary for the British army in 1786. The massive structure is 29 m high and the walls are 3.6 m wide at the base, located near the Gandhi Maidan. It is huge and is in the shape of a beehive.

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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.
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.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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