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|The only railway in Mongolia (excluding a small spur that goes to Erdenet from the main rail line) is the Trans Mongolian Railroad. It crosses the Russian border south of Ulan-Ude (Russia) by lake Baikal and then goes to Ulan Bator and continues south to the Chinese border (Mongolian border town is Zamyn-Uud, Chinese border town is Erenhot and continues to on to Beijing. ||07/03/2006||1,031|
|Russia and Mongolia border check point||09/22/2006||610|
|Approximately location of the meeting point of the 3 time zones UTC-1, UTC-2 and UTC-3. The only place in the world where 3 zones meet happens here on this point between Norway, Finland and Russia.|
Another curiosity is the border between Norway and Russia. When you cross the border you go from UTC-1 to UTC-3, 2 hours difference for a small step over a borderline.
|A large stone circle in the Grampian region of Scotland. The recumbent stone circle has a large stone slab aligned to the SSW, in line with the major southern moonset, flanked by two tall stones (known as flankers) with the rest of the stones in the circle being graded in size around to the smallest opposite the recumbent. There is a ring cairn within the circle.|
The stone circle is thou...
|About 70 miles from the Finnish border.||08/18/2005||411|
|Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar said (2005 November) that China and Mongolia have reached a final agreement on the exact demarcation of their 4,677-kilometer border, the longest for both countries.|
After four years of talks, Enkhbayar signed a series of border-related agreements with Chinese leaders in Beijing, giving Mongolia for the first time in recent history a fully d...
|Numerous fires were burning in forests in Russia’s Far East on July 15, 2007. This image, showing the region at the border of China and Russia (the Amur River creates most of the national boundary here), has locations where the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite marked with red dots. Fires started from lightning and by people are common in Russia’s b...||08/30/2007||855|
| Balgarthno Stone Circle, also known as 'Farm of Corn', is a scheduled ancient monument, and measures 6.1m in diameter. Only one stone still stands and is 1.6m tall by 1.5m wide by 0.7m thick. There is evidence of a slight ditch around the circle, which appears to stand on a slight mound.|
Balgarthno Stone Circle is part of a larger arrangement which included the circle at Mylnfield and ...
|Usually border lines on GE are marked by yellow lines. Throughout the globe there are several examples of red border lines. Here is an example of red, yellow, and orange lines all next to each other. At this moment, I'm not sure why there are different colors to these lines. I'm guessing Yellow is for countries, red is for special territories (like the Gaza Strip or West Bank in Israel), li...||05/09/2006||644|
|Strichen Stone Circle is a small Megalithic period stone circle located in the north east of Scotland, near to Strichen, Aberdeenshire.|
The circle has been destroyed at least twice: once by a tenant farmer who was ordered to put it back in place by his landlord.
It has been restored as recently as the 1980s.
Various-sized pieces of quartz can be foun...
|This 'circle' looks really weird. It is exactly 1 mile in diameter. If you look closer you can see another circle which is about 0,01 miles in diameter. ||05/04/2007||1,064|
|Russian: тру́бка Уда́чная, lit. successful pipe or lucky pipe) is a large diamond deposit in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located within the Arctic circle, at (66°25′N 112°19′E) in the Daldyn kimberlite field. Udachnaya was discovered on June 15, 1955, just two days after the first Soviet di...||11/07/2006||1,691|