Mount Kailash in Western Tibet is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, and the local Bön religion. The sources of the Indus, Sutlej, Ganga, and Brahmaputra Rivers are all found in close proximity to it. (Ruth Gamble)


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Plastic bottles from tourists cover the environment in Ladakh, India. (Ruth Gamble)

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Indian soldiers boarding ferry boats on the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, Assam. (Alexander Davis)


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The Lhasa-Chengdu Railway under construction along the Yarlung Zangpo River in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. (Ruth Gamble)