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Gokyo (4790m)
Nepal
Copyright: Andrey air_man
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 5996x2998
Uppladdad: 05/06/2012
Uppdaterad: 12/06/2012
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Ramon Fadli
Nepal - 3rd Lake at Gokyo after the Ngozumba Glacier
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Gokyo H=4790m
Arroz Marisco
Gokyo Valley
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Nepal - Gokyo 3rd Lake towards Renjo La Pass
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The Second Lake of Gokyo
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Mt Everest View from Gokyo Ri
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Nepal - Renjo La High Altitude Pass
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First Lake of Gokyo
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Mirage-inducing Landscape 1 - Nguzumpa Glacier Crossing
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Nguzumpa Glacier at Dragnag
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The Hamlet of Gokyo en route to Renjo La Pass
Ramon Fadli
Nepal - Gokyo 4th Lake (Tonak Pokhari)
Tom Hurley
Cockwood Wreck
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Yelovoye-lake near Chebarkul (Chelyabinsk region)
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Denton's room
Christian Laheyne
Tinmel - The forgotten mosque
Andrea Biffi
Howth harbour on Irish Sea
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Sunrise over Saharan desert Erg Chebbi - Morocco
Maciej G. Szling
Morskie Oko
Iraklis Kavouklis
The Monastrery of Agios Pandeleimon - Tilos - Greece
Christian Laheyne
Mhamid - Bivouac under the Stars
Roy Alvarez
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Main Ground
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Inside the Boing 737-200
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Bartholome-Galápagos
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Kala Pattar I
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novosibirsk
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karaylnaya river
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klub kreofil
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kathmandu patan kafe
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kathmandu-patan 2
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Москва
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Cho La 2 (5330m)
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Непал Гокио Ри 4790м
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Сергиев Пасад
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karaulnaya
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enisey
Mer om 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.