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Rivers of the World - Sunrise on Mekong river, Thailand (#AA_RIVW_11)
About: Rivers are arguably the foundation of any society. From the Nile to the Amazon, throughout the ages the great watercourses of the world have inspired exploration, trade and religion.
Our photographic collection captures some of the great rivers of the world, including the following: The Nile river is the longest river in the world, stretching from East Africa to the Mediterranean, and provided a crucial role in the development of the Egyptian civilization; The Yangtze River is the longest river in China and passes through the spectacular Yangtze Gorges; The Danube is one of the most important rivers in Europe, forming a part of the borders of 10 European countries; In South America, the Amazon River is the the largest river in the world by volume accounting for approximately one-fifth of the world’s total; The Mississippi River is the largest river system in the United States, with the famous Steamboats commencing trade in the 1820s by transporting cotton, timber and food; The Ganges originates in the western Himalayas in India and is considered by Hindus to be a holy river and worshiped as the goddess Ganga.