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thumb right 380px A painting by Charles Le Brun (Image:Le Brun, Alexander and Porus.jpg) depicting Alexander and Porus during the Battle of the Hydaspes near modern-day Jhelum, Punjab (Punjab, Pakistan). The region of Pakistan formed the most populous and richest satrapy of the Persian Achaemenid Empire for almost two centuries, starting from the reign of Darius the Great (522-485 BCE). wikipedia:Jhelum commons:Jhelum

Sri Lanka

religion in the country, having first been brought to the island by Arab traders over the course of many centuries, starting around the 7th century A.D. Most Muslims are Sunni who follow the Shafi'i school. WikiPedia:Sri Lanka Dmoz:Regional Asia Sri Lanka commons:Sri Lanka


250px The Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, taken in 2002. Paleis Het Loo reflects the historical ties between the House of Orange-Nassau and the Netherlands. The central part of the palace and the lateral pavilions show how the palace was inhabited by the House of Orange for three centuries starting with the King Stadtholder William III (William III of England) up to and including Queen Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina of the Netherlands). ? Netherlands Japan Red Book (Red Book (audio CD standard)) on Audio CDs was introduced by Sony and Philips. This was the beginning of the Compact disc, it was released in Japan and then in Europe and America a year later. ? Netherlands Japan CD-ROM, invented by Philips, produced in collaboration with Sony. Commons:Category:Netherlands Dmoz:Regional Europe Netherlands Wikipedia:Netherlands

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