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New on 500px : Iskanderkul (Lake Alexander) in Tajikistan by damonlynch by damonlynch

Iskanderkul is a mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan’s Sughd Province. Triangular in shape, it has a surface area of 3.4 square kilometres (1.3 sq mi) and is up to 72 metres (236 ft) deep. Claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the former Soviet Union, it is a popular tourist destination. Photo taken on August 07, 2010.

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New on 500px : Symmetry at Bukhara by Angshu by Angshu

Bukhara in Uzbekistan is one of the most important old cities in the old Silk Route. Older than 2000 years, the city hosts a lot of architectural beauties

The Mir-i-Arab Medressa stands opposite the Kalon Mosque in the historic center of Bukhara. Founded in the 16th century, the Islamic school features two distinctive blue domes and other tilework.

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