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A tourist in front of her hotel room

A tourist stands in front of a door of her hotel room in Kaagbeni, Nepal. The hotel is mud-plastered on the sides and also has a roof of thick mud. It rains very rarely in this region, known as the rain shadow, or precipitation shadow, because it lies in the leeward shadow of the Himalayan Mountains, which block rain clouds. Heavy wind is common, however.

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