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FC: Italy Jordan & Nepal 2011/2012 | Photography by Chloe Brookes

2: Siena

4: Pisa

6: Vienna

7: Chianti sunrise | Pompeii | Amalfi

8: Jordan

9: Looking out from Mt. Nebo where the Lord showed Moses the promised land in Genesis 34. | Domans like this one are an unusual type of burial structure found in the Arabian Peninsular. The mysterious structures are scattered through the foothills surrounding the Kikkar Valley

10: Castles inKarak, Jordan, near the Iraqi border (12th century)

12: Mosaic floor at the Church of Saint Stephen (750 AD) at Al Rasas, along the King's highway | A Jordanian feast of hoummus, pita bread, Turkish salad, lamb & falafel.

13: Boy Scouts from immigrant families join the dig for a day to earn their Archaeology badge.

14: Jerusalem | Shop in Muslim quarter of old Jerusalem | Church of the Holy Sepulchre in which Catholics believe lies the tomb of Jesus

15: The Dead Sea | On the borders of Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is at an altitude of 1,388 feet below sea level.. It is highly saline at 34%.

16: Roman ruins at Jerash

18: Petra A historical and archaeological ancient city famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system. It is situated in a large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

19: The Siq or "shaft" The impressive eastern entrance leads leads steeply down through a dark, narrow gorge formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks.

20: [left] Petra's most elaborate ruin is Al Khazneh (The "Treasury")., hewn into the sandstone cliff.. UNESCO has described Petra as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage, and designated it as a World Heritage Site. | Looking back towards the Visitor Information Centre.

24: Kathmandu, Nepal | Located at an altitude of 4,600 feet, the city is the urban core of the Kathmandu valley in the Himalayas, containing just under 1 million inhabitants.

26: Durbar Square is the generic name to describe plazas opposite old royal palaces in Nepal. These pictures are of the Patan Durbar Square in the centre of Lalitpur, a sister city to Kathmandu. | (above) A woman is selling handmade necklaces. (right) Pilgrims and tourists enter the Ancient Palace.

27: The Slums of Jawalakhel Playing cricket on a rocky pitch; Washing and bathing with running water; Wondering about tomorrow

28: Nepali children curiously read their new new picture books containing the gospel message.

30: A newborn goat (below left) Children playing 'haas, haas, cukhor' - a Nepali version of duck, duck, goose in a Kathmandu brick factory. (below) | Young Tibetan monks at the base of Swayambhunath, the most sacred of Tibetan Buddhist sites.

31: Filipino and Tibetan missionaries marry in a traditional Tibetan ceremony.Children wear the traditional Tibetan costume to the wedding.

33: A hazy morning dawns on the Himals (foothills)

35: A woman of the ghurka tribe collects water at the village spring inMydon in the mid-west. A water crisis prevails in so many of the villages at the base of the Himalayas. Notice how slowly the water is dripping out of the faucet.

36: A rickety old bridge connects villages in the isolated mid-west regions. | There are around 30,000 Tibetan refugees now living in Nepal. This refugee is in her new home in Suwayambhu.

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