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Peerless Pool (Anup Talao) Fatehpur Sikri

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Anup Talao, or Peerless Pool is located in front of khawabgah, Akbar's private quarters. This is one of the most beautiful sites in all of Fatehpur Sikri. This square red sand stone tank measures approximately 30 meters on each side; in the middle of the tank is this raised platform, The Anoop Talao is forever associated with Akbar's legendary court musician Tansen who, it is said, could light oil lamps with the magic of his voice.

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China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

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China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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