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[caption id="attachment_821" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="K2, summer 2006"][/caption] K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the borderbetween Baltistan, in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. It i ...

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Swat, Pakistan

Swat (Pashto: سوات, Urdu: سوات) is a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan located 160 kilometres (99 mi) from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, which rises in the Hindu Kush range. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town in the Swat valley is Mingora.[1] It was a princely state (see Swat (princely stat ...

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Death Tunnel Pakistan

>PAKISTAN: DEATH TUNNEL The Lowari Pass in Pakistan winds its way through the mountainous region bordering Afghanistan. Ten kilometres of this road, dubbed the 'death tunnel' by locals, cuts straight through the mountain. Landslides and avalanches are common and the tunnel has to be cleared every day ...

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“Nations make monuments, because they teach and ennoble, help make nations. They bring back the past and animate us with heroes to be remembered, dreams reclaimed and glories re-enacted. They remind of us the good olden times, of noble triumphs and great events,   of never-changing tides and torrents of history. Monuments are not for the flippant or the profane. Because they represent and even rec ...

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