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Notes on the Geography of Uzbekistan: Samarkand: Photo 30

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Last glimpse of the Registan.  This time, the view is from the minaret at Bibi Khanum, which can also be climbed if you're an early bird.  The Registan's three pishtaqs can be discerned, along with the mosque dome.  In the distance are the Zarafshon Mountains, an outlier of the Pamirs. The view here also hints at the sloppy building methods used by the Soviets in their reconstruction work.

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