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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.


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


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.


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.

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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