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Sunrise at Mount Kailash --- Mount Kailash is a sacred mountain in western Tibet. It is located near the source of some of the longest and mightiest rivers in Asia. It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

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Young girls wearing traditional Assamese gamosa scarves, on simple ferry being poled across the Brahmaputra river, Assam, India, Asia

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China Countryside Photos

Brahmaputra River, Tibet :: Photograph by Tao Images Limited :: Ribbonlike branches of the Brahmaputra River—known in China as the Yarlung Tsangpo River—flow from Tibet’s Himalaya mountain range into India. The Tibetan Plateau’s lockbox of snow and glacial ice supplies freshwater to nearly a third of the world’s people.

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India's largest river island, Majuli features 450 square kilometers of wilderness. The surrounding Brahmaputra river is eroding the island at an alarming rate. Some experts claim it'll disappear completely within two decades.

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

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Landsat color composite of the mouths of the Ganges River distributaries in Pakistan; deep red areas are mangrove swamps; deltaic deposits...

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Stunning braided rivers that look like watercolour paintings

A bird's eye view of Brahmaputra River, Tibet, China. It is a perfect example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion, where land is suddenly separated by flooding or a change in the course of a river

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The Brahmaputra River is some 3,000km long, though the many braids that make up the river constantly change its course and length. The Brahmaputra is the 10th longest river in Asia. Image by Ashwin Kumar.

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A train line along the Siliguri corridor links to Bengal, the most easterly region of Assam, also a great tea producer in the foothills of the Himalayas. Dominated by the mighty Brahmaputra River and home to one of India's best national parks, Kaziranga, where the one-horned rhinos, elephants and elusive tigers can be found.