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Lhasa, Tibet, China
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Lhasa, Tibet, China

 (JPG) Lhasa, Tibet, China (548,417 bytes) ( 1492 x 1488 )
Lhasa is the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama and the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China. It is the location of the Potala palace, seen in the image center of this 3-D perspective view. Lhasa is one of the highest capitals in the world, with an altitude of 3490 meters. Lhasa literally means place of the gods, though until the 7th century it was known by its ancient Tibetan name, Rasa, meaning goat's place. The Kyi River, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo River, runs through the city. The image is located near 29.6 degrees north latitude, 91.1 degrees east longitude.

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