Mountain Pass


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Mountain Pass

 

deeply cut and low-lying saddles on both slopes of a mountain range or between two mountain ranges. They are usually very important for transportation, for example. the Tamerlane Gate in the Uzbek SSR, the Külek Bogazi in Turkey, the Moravian Gate in Czechoslovakia, and Khyber Pass on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Traffic came to a standstill in the ystanbul direction on the E5 highway as conditions worsened along the Bolu Mountain pass.
Over 100 people travel through the mountain pass province to reach their houses in Balkh, Baghlan, Samangan and other northern provinces to celebrate the New Year with their families, he added.
On November 10, 2011, the Company disclosed: (i) disappointing third quarter 2011 revenues and earnings results that were below analysts' estimates; and (ii) a reduction in Mountain Pass production guidance for 4Q11 due to engineering and expansion issues.
Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak said 3,000 people had been trapped in vehicles along the mountain pass at 3,400 meters (11,000 feet).
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The second stage of Spain's premier cycling event, a 167km journey between Granada and Jaen, a stage that takes the riders through a mountain pass and one that provides a tough challenge so early in the race.
The Khyber Pass is the mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan and has for centuries served as an important route for trade and contending armies.
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On the highway the Rover's 390 horses quickly move this 5,670-pound beauty even when heading uphill through a mountain pass.
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