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Syr Darya River Entering Aydar Lake, Uzbekistan

40.8N 67.0E

November 23rd, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes, Mountains

Uzbekistan - November 9th, 2010

Waters from the Syr Darya River spill into Aydar Lake in Uzbekistan. The lake is part of the man-made Aydar-Arnasay system of lakes, the unintentional byproduct of Soviet planning.

The land northwest of the lake is covered by the Kyzyl-Kum Desert, which covers a large portion of Uzbekistan’s Navoiy Province.

East of the lake lie the Pamir Mountains, a mountain range in Central Asia formed by the junction of the Himalayas, Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges. They are among the world’s highest mountains.

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