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Panorama's in de omgeving van Asia

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A: Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov

door Ganin Alexandr, 500 hier vandaan

Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov

B: Pond in the northern district of Khabarovsk

door Ganin Alexandr, 520 hier vandaan

From the pool overlooking the Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov

Pond in the northern district of Khabarovsk

C: Khabarovsk Territory Court

door Ganin Alexandr, 530 hier vandaan

Khabarovsk Territory Court

D: Khabarovsk. Aerial view of the northern district, near the TV tower

door Mikhail Muryy, 850 hier vandaan

Khabarovsk. Aerial view of the northern district, near the TV tower. Aerial photography was done by m...

Khabarovsk. Aerial view of the northern district, near the TV tower

E: Reconstruction of the cinema "Khabarovsk" in the northern district, aerial view.

door Mikhail Muryy, 1.2 hier vandaan

Khabarovsk, Russia. Reconstruction of the cinema in the northern district. Aerial photography was don...

Reconstruction of the cinema "Khabarovsk" in the northern district, aerial view.

F: Garden in early spring. Khabarovsk. Russia

door Ganin Alexandr, 1.4 hier vandaan

Garden in early spring. Khabarovsk. Russia

H: Most Amur

door Nikitenko Alexandr, 2.6 hier vandaan

Most Amur

I: Clinical_centre_for_oncology

door Mikhail Muryy, 2.9 hier vandaan

Краевой клинический центр онкологии построен в 2003 году и является уникальным специализированным леч...

Clinical_centre_for_oncology

J: Fragment of the old bridge across the Amur

door Ganin Alexandr, 2.9 hier vandaan

Fragment of the old bridge across the Amur

Dit panorama is genomen in Asia

Dit is een overzicht van 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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