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Mountain Building - This animation shows how the collision of India and Eurasia, which started about 50 million years ago and continues to this day, formed the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau.

Credit: Jean-Philippe Avouac, and Kristel Chanard, Tectonics Observatory, California Institute of Technology; Tim Pyle, California Institute of Technology

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