Bayterek view from bribge
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Panoramic photo by Renat Mansurov EXPERT Taken 18:04, 29/06/2010 - Views loading...

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Bayterek view from bribge

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Bayterek its location and composition structure is cosmogonic representations of ancient nomads, according to legend which takes place at the junction of the worlds world river. On its bank stands tree of life - Baiterek, back restraint ground, and a crown holding up the sky. The roots of this tree, respectively, are in the underworld, the tree itself, its trunk - the earthly, and the crown - in heaven.

Each year in the crown sacred bird Samruk lays an egg - the Sun, which swallows the dragon Aydahar, who lives at the foot of the tree of life, which symbolically means replacing the summer and winter, day and night, the fight between good and evil.

Baiterek "means a young, strong, growing tree, symbolizes the state, preserving its historical roots, has a strong foothold and aspirations for the future prosperity

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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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