Xinjiang-Tibet Highway: Top of the world

Updated 2016-05-04 16:10:42
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Photo taken on April 30, 2016 shows the Xinjiang-Tibet Highway passing through mountains in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. As one of the world's highest motorable roads, Xinjiang-Tibet Highway, or China National Highway 219, connects Xinjiang and Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region with an average altitude of over 4,500 meters. Originally made of graval in 1950s, the 2,340-kilometer highway was fully paved with asphalt in 2013.

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