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This is a list of Selected pictures that appear on the main page of the portal, numbered without any particular order.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, was commissioned by the 17th century Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum for his Persian wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Built over a period of 23 years, it is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture, featuring the finest materials from all over India and Asia. Its gleaming facade is clad in white marble from Rajasthan and inlaid with 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones.

Photo credit: Sandeep Dhirad

Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is a monument located on the waterfront of South Mumbai. Its central dome is a a basalt arch, 15 metres in diameter and 26 metres above ground at its highest point. While Indo-Saracenic in architectural style, elements are derived from the Muslim architectural styles of 16th century Gujarat. The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai.
Photo credit: Ashwin Kumar
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Lake Saiful Muluk located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran in Pakistan.
Photo Credit: Ali Razzaq
View from inside of King Faisal Mosque at night in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Photo credit: Farazilu
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The Lahore Fort, located in the northwestern corner of Lahore, Pakistan adjacent to the Walled City was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Shalamar Gardens in 1981.
Photo Credit: Kaiser Tufail
The Old Parliament Building of Sri Lanka near the Galle Face Green is now the Presidential Secretariat of the country.
Photo credit: Mystìc
Hut of the Toda people
The Toda people are a small pastoral tribe of less than 1,000 people who reside in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Shown here is a typical Toda hut, about 3 m (10 ft.) high, 5.5 m (18 ft.) long and 2.7 m (9 ft.) wide. They are built of bamboo fastened with rattan and thatched. The hut has only a tiny (about 0.9 x 0.9 m, 3 x 3 ft.) entrance at the front, which serves as protection from wild animals.
Photo credit: Pratheepps
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Pohela Baishakh, the festival to celebrate the Bengali new year in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Photo credit: Niloy
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Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh is the world's longest natural beach (120 km). It is located 152 km south of Chittagong.
Photo credit: ed g2s
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Mount Everest from Kala Patthar in Nepal.
Photo Credit: Pavel Novak
Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region of Nepal close to Mount Everest. The town is built on terraces in what resembles a giant Greek amphitheatre.
Photo credit: Kogo
Malé, capital city of the Republic of Maldives, located in the Kaafu Atoll.
Photo credit: Shahee
Soviet troops withdrawing from Afghanistan in 1988.
Photo credit: Mikhail Evstafiev