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Lakes and Deserts in China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

42.3N 77.2E

July 22nd, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes, Mountains

China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan - July 14th, 2011

This image of Asia stretches from Lake Balkhash, in Kazakhstan, to Lake Issyk Kul, in Kyrgyzstan, to the Taklamakan Desert in China. The Tian Shan mountains surrounded Lake Issyk Kul and border the Taklamakan Desert.

Lake Issyk Kul is an endorheic lake in eastern Kyrgyzstan; Lake Balkhash alongs belongs to an endorheic basin shared by Kazakhstan and China, with a small part in Kyrgyzstan. The basin drains into the lake via seven rivers.

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