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Horses landscape outside Baryang

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Horses landscape outside Paryang and nomad tents in the background.

Nomads : One of the greatest advances in human culture is the development of nomadic pastoralism, the adaptation by nomadic people to survive on the world's grassland by raising livestock rather than crops which are unsuitable to the terrain. Nomads currently surviving on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Himalayas are the remainders of nomadic practices historically once widespread in Asia and Africa.

The Tibetan Plateau ,It occupies an area of around 1,000 by 2,500 kilometers, and has an average elevation of over 4,500 meters. Sometimes called "the roof of the world," it is the highest and biggest plateau, with an area of 2.5 million square kilometers (about four times the size of Texas or France).

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Taken on August 26, 2009