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Karakorum: Ruined ancient capital of Mongolia

2010-08-31 10:35:49 GMT2010-08-31 18:35:49 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The picture taken on Aug. 13, 2010 shows parts of the ancient buildings at Karakorum, the ruined ancient capital of Mongolia. Karakorum locates some 360 kilometers west of Ulan Bator, capital of today's Mongolia. The ruined capital was built in the early 13th century by Ogadai, son of Genghis Khan, but was later destroyed by war. (Xinhua/A Sigang)

The picture taken on Aug. 13, 2010 shows a Lama walks in front of the ancient buildings at Karakorum, the ruined ancient capital of Mongolia. Karakorum locates some 360 kilometers west of Ulan Bator, capital of today's Mongolia. (Xinhua/A Sigang)

The picture taken on Aug. 13, 2010 shows a preserved ancient building at Karakorum, the ruined ancient capital of Mongolia. (Xinhua/A Sigang)

The picture taken on Aug. 12, 2010 shows some of the stupas at Karakorum, the ruined ancient capital of Mongolia. (Xinhua/A Sigang)

The picture taken on Aug. 13, 2010 shows an ancient stone sculpture standing at Karakorum, the ruined ancient capital of Mongolia. (Xinhua/A Sigang)

The picture taken on Aug. 12, 2010 shows some of the stupas at Karakorum, the ruined ancient capital of Mongolia. (Xinhua/A Sigang)

The picture taken on Aug. 13, 2010 shows the site of a grand palace at Karakorum, the ruined ancient capital of Mongolia. (Xinhua/A Sigang)

Karakorum locates some 360 kilometers west of Ulan Bator, capital of today's Mongolia. The ruined capital was built in the early 13th century by Ogadai, son of Genghis Khan, but was later destroyed by war.

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