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Himalaya mountain range, satellite image. North is towards upper left. The Himalaya mountain range stretches from Afghanistan (far left) to Bhutan (far right). It includes the tallest mountains in the world. The high Tibetan plateau in China is to the north, with several lakes seen. Nepal and India are to the south. The Taklamakan Desert (light brown) is at upper left. This mountain range has formed as the Indian subcontinent collides with mainland Asia, pushing the land up to form the "Roof of the World".
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