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Himalaya mountain range. Space shuttle image of the Great Himalayas taken when the Shuttle was over Kolkata (formally Calcutta), India, looking northwest over Nepal. North lies towards the furthest point on the horizon at right. These mountains are bounded by the Indus River in the north and the west. The average height of the range is about 6000 meters.
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