Mutla Ridge - Kuwait
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Mutla Ridge - Kuwait

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The cliffs of Mutla Ridge in the deserts of Kuwait. This area was a strategic fortification for liberating US forces in the Persian Gulf war. Nearby is the "highway of death" - the road Iraqi forces used in their attempts to flee back to Iraq. Now the ridge is used as a recreation area. There are many four-wheelers, off-roaders, and picnicking families.

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A: Al-Mutla desert (lower view)

Michael Malag作, 10.0kmかなた

Al-Mutla desert (lower view)

B: Al-Mutla'a rocks

Michael Malag作, 10.0kmかなた

Al-Mutla'a rocks

C: Al-Mutla'a desert

Michael Malag作, 10.0kmかなた

Al-Mutla'a desert

D: Entertainment City

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Entertainment City

E: Lightbenders PG Photoshoot

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Lightbenders PG Photoshoot

F: Riggae Park in IR

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Riggae Park in IR

G: BIKE Christmas Under The Tree

Alex Dennis Bolado作, 25.4kmかなた

BIKE Christmas Under The Tree

H: 360 Mall, Kuwait

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360 Mall, Kuwait

I: Kuwait Car Museum

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Kuwait Car Museum

J: BIKE

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BIKE

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Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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