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“The Roof of the World”: Tibet, China

29.9N 92.1E

January 18th, 2011 Category: Lakes

China - December 26th, 2010

The Tibetan Plateau dominates this image of the region of Tibet, in China, often referred to as the “Roof of the World”. The geography of Tibet consists of the high mountains, lakes and rivers lying between Central, East and South Asia.

The Tibetan Plateau includes the Himalaya and many of the highest mountain peaks in the world. One important part of Tibet is the “lake region” in the west and north-west. Despite what its name suggests, the lake region is an arid and wind-swept desert. Here, many individual blue and green lakes can be observed, surrounded by the tan desert landscape.

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