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Himalayan Mountains
Himalayan Mountains, Northern India, Asia
June-September 2001
As the Indian subcontinent drifted to the north over millions of years, the earth's crust buckled and folded, forming Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountains. The world's largest mountain range, the Himalayas separate India from the rest of the Asian continent. Here, additional topographic data were used to increase the clarity of the mountains and remove cloud cover.
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