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otographs it was ba▓ck on the bus to find a place for lun▓ch. As we were settling down to eat Liu yan ▓and Thomas from "China Now" on "Beyon▓d Beijing" called to have a chat about our travels. 銆€銆€After lunch we went back in the car for the long driv▓e back to Lhasa. Along the way the be▓autiful scenery kept me company and a bath i▓n the hotel welcomed me home for the night.  Profile of IndiaIndia, off

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Indian Ocean on the so▓uth, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometr▓es (4,700 mi). It is bordered by Pakistan to the west; People's Republic of

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China (PRC), Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In▓dia is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.Home to the Indus Valley Civilisati

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    on and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wea

    lth for much of its long history. Four major reli▓gions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, C▓hristianity and Islam

    arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East In▓dia Compan

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    y from the early eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nin▓eteenth century, India became an independent nat

    i▓on in 1947 after a struggle for inde▓pendence that was marked by widespread nonviolent resistance.Population: 143,500Major areas of distribution: Xinjiang and Heilongji

    angLanguage: KirgizR▓eligion: IslamThe Kirgiz ethnic minority, with a popula▓tion of 143,500, finds 80 per cent of its inhabitants

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