Chengdu

The archaeological site of Jinsha is a major discovery in Chengdu in 2001.
The Dujiangyan Irrigation System built in 256 BC still functions today.
Huangchengba in 1911
An all-airwar was fought over Chengdu between the Chinese Air Force and the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy air forces; an I-16 fighter shown here at the Datangshan Aviation Museum
40th Bombardment Group Boeing B-29-5-BW Superfortress 42-6281 "20th Century Unlimited" at Hsinching Airfield (A-1), China, advanced China Base of the 40th Bomb Group after completion of a raid on Anshan, Manchuria. Mission No. 4, 29 July 1944
People's Liberation Army troops entered Chengdu on 27 December 1949
Map including Chengdu (labeled as CH'ENG-TU (walled) 成都) (AMS, 1958)
Map including Chengdu (labeled as CH'ENG-TU)
Jinli historical district of Chengdu
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chengdu
Sichuan Opera
Teahouse in Chengdu
Mahjong
Pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
Wuhou Shrine
Jinsha gold mask
The Golden Sun Bird
Sanxingdui bronze head
Wenshu Monastery
Qingyang Taoist Temple
Starbucks at the Kuanzhai Alleys
Jinli Street at night
Jinli Street
Huanglongxi Historic Town
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Square at Chunxi Road
Map of Chengdu showing infrastructures and land use, made by the CIA in 1989. Note that city mostly ends at what is today's second ring road.
Chunxi Road
Taikoo Li and IFS at the city centre
Terminal 2, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
Chengdu Metro Network
Botanical Garden Station
Chengdu BRT
Sichuan University
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Chengdu Fenghuangshan Sports Park professional football stadium
Chengdu Dong'an Lake Sports Park Stadium
Hongzhaobi, South Renmin Road, Chengdu
South Renmin Road, Chengdu
IFS, Hongxing Road, Chengdu
Hotel Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu
Nijia Qiao, South Renmin Road, Chengdu
Jin River, Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu
City Centre of Jinjiang District
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li, Chengdu
Sino-Ocean Taikoo-Li, Chengdu
Financial City, Chengdu
Yanlord Landmark, Hongzhaobi Crossroads, Chengdu
Anshun Bridge and Jinjiang River
Daci Temple Taikoo Li
Chengdu Global Center
Arabica at Kuanzhai Alleys

Sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan.

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The archaeological site of Jinsha is a major discovery in Chengdu in 2001.

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A CRH1A high speed train at the

Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway

A CRH1A high speed train at the
Cross-platform interchanges between different train categories between different train categories in Xipu Railway Station, Chengdu. The double track of the urban railway (Line 2 of Chengdu Metro) is in the middle, while the double track of National rail transport system (Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway) is on both sides, respectively. It is the first implementation of It is the first implementation of Cross-platform interchanges between different train categories in China.
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Chengdu–Dujiangyan high-speed railway under construction
Chengdu–Dujiangyan high-speed railway's elevated tracks

The Chengdu–Dujiangyan intercity railway is a dual-track, electrified, passenger-dedicated, higher-speed rail line in Sichuan Province, connecting the provincial capital, Chengdu with the satellite city of Dujiangyan.

J-20 flight at Airshow China 2016

Chengdu J-20

Twinjet all-weather stealth fighter aircraft developed by China's Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the People's Liberation Army Air Force .

Twinjet all-weather stealth fighter aircraft developed by China's Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the People's Liberation Army Air Force .

J-20 flight at Airshow China 2016
The two Chengdu J-20s making their first public appearance at Airshow China 2016
Chengdu J-20 showcasing maneuverability at Airshow China 2018.
Chengdu J-20 displaying weapon bays, missiles and avionics during Airshow China 2018.
Two J-20 fighters breaking formation
Schematic of the J-20

Three months later, the first J-20 prototype made its maiden flight in Chengdu.

Shaoshan 9G electric locomotive No. 0193, which was attached to Wuchang South locomotive depot, hauls Z123 train at the Longtan Overpass over the Chengdu Third Ring Road, in 2013

Dazhou–Chengdu railway

Double-track, electrified railroad in Sichuan Province of southwest China.

Double-track, electrified railroad in Sichuan Province of southwest China.

Shaoshan 9G electric locomotive No. 0193, which was attached to Wuchang South locomotive depot, hauls Z123 train at the Longtan Overpass over the Chengdu Third Ring Road, in 2013
Shaoshan 9G electric locomotive No. 0193, which was attached to Wuchang South locomotive depot, hauls Z123 train at the Longtan Overpass over the Chengdu Third Ring Road, in 2013

The railway is named after its two terminal cities Chengdu and Dazhou.

View of Fes el-Bali and the minaret of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II, which commemorates Idris II, one of the founders of Fez

Fez, Morocco

City in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region.

City in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region.

View of Fes el-Bali and the minaret of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II, which commemorates Idris II, one of the founders of Fez
Remains of the city walls on the north side of Fes el-Bali, which were rebuilt during the Almohad period (12th-13th century)
The Bou Inania Madrasa, the most important madrasa built by the Marinids in Fes (14th century)
Jews of Fez in the 1900s. The Mellah was the traditional Jewish quarter of the city since the 15th century.
Borj Nord, a Saadian fortress built in the 16th century overlooking Fez from the north
Patio of Moulay Rashid (17th century) inside the Royal Palace of Fez (photo from 1922)
The New Mechouar, created by Moulay Hassan I in the late 19th century at the northern entrance to Fes Jdid and the Royal Palace; on the left is the entrance to the Dar al-Makina, dating from the same time
The abdication of Abd al-Hafid, Sultan of Morocco in 1912
A street in the modern Ville Nouvelle ("New City") of Fez
The walled district of Fes el-Bali.
Local boys from Fez
Produce peddler in the Old Medina of Fes, Morocco.
Interior of the Zawiya of Moulay Idris II in Fes el-Bali
Interior of the Al Fassiyin Synagogue in the Mellah
Al-Attarine Madrasa built in 1323–1325 in Fes el-Bali
Interior of the mausoleum of Ahmad al-Tijani (d. 1815) in the Zawiya of Sidi Ahmed al-Tijani in Fes el-Bali
City walls of Fez (northern section).
Leather tanning in Chouara Tannery
Gates of the Alaouite Royal Palace (Dar al-Makhzen)
Rooftop view of the domes of the Saffarin Hammam, located at Place Seffarine
Avenue Hassan II in the Ville Nouvelle (New City)
A copy of Muhammad al-Jazuli's Sufi text Dala'il al-Khayrat, a book of prayers first written in Fes in the 15th century.
Table of calculations from a copy of the Sefer Abudraham printed in Fez in 1516, the first book printed in Africa
A painting of the 17th century expulsion of the Moriscos from Valencia.
The Sufi calligrapher and scholar Muhammad Bin Al-Qāsim al-Qundūsi (d. 1861) developed his unique calligraphic style in Fes.
Performance at the World Sacred Music Festival in 2012 (Bab Dekkakin in the background)
University of al-Qarawiyyin
Gare de Fes, train station in the modern urban area of Fez

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Longquan Mountains

The Longquan Mountains are a low-lying range of mountains in Sichuan, China.

The Longquan Mountains are a low-lying range of mountains in Sichuan, China.

The eastern suburbs of Chengdu reach the base of the Longquan in Longquanyi District.

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
Concourse of Tianfu International Airport Terminal 1&2 Station
Departure concourse of Terminal 2
Security area of Terminal 2
Airside of Terminal 2
Arrival area of Terminal 2

Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is an airport serving Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province and a major air hub.

Bonn

City on the banks of the Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of over 300,000.

City on the banks of the Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a population of over 300,000.

The Sterntor, originally built around 1244, is a gate reconstructed on the remnants of the medieval city wall.
The Altes Rathaus (old town hall) as seen from the central market square. It was built in 1737 in the Rococo style.
Founded in 1818, the University of Bonn counts Nietzsche, Marx, and Adenauer among its alumni.
French president Charles de Gaulle on state visit to Bonn (1962), the capital of West Germany until German reunification.
Between 1950 and 1994, Villa Hammerschmidt was the primary official residence of the President of Germany. Today it serves as the President's secondary residence.
Ashok-Alexander Sridharan (CDU) was the mayor of Bonn from 2015 until 2020.
Results of the 2020 city council election.
Erected in the 11th and 13th century, the Roman Catholic Minster of Bonn is one of Germany's oldest churches.
Beethovenhalle
The Bundeskunsthalle focuses on the cultural heritage outside of Germany or Europe, at the crossroads of culture, the arts, and science.
The Museum Koenig is Bonn's natural history museum.
Drachenburg Castle in the Siebengebirge south of Bonn
The international airport of Cologne and Bonn (IATA: CGN) is Germany's seventh-largest.
The underground Stadtbahn station at Bonn Hauptbahnhof, Bonn's busiest railway station
Road network adjacent to Bonn
Being one of the biggest employers in the region, Deutsche Post DHL have their headquarters in Bonn.
Offices of DFG, an important research funding organisation
University of Bonn Electoral Palace
Population development since 1620
Deutsche Telekom head office
Ludwig van Beethoven
Moses Hess
Alexander Koenig
Eduard Krebsbach
Klaus Barbie
Heide Simonis

Moreover, the city of Bonn has developed a concept of international co-operation and maintains sustainability oriented project partnerships in addition to traditional city twinning, among others with Minsk in Belarus, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, Bukhara in Uzbekistan, Chengdu in China and La Paz in Bolivia.

Baku

Capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region.

Capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region.

Roman stone inscription in Gobustan dating back to 84–96 A.D.
A miniature painting marking the downfall of the Shirvanshahs at the hands of the Safavids
Relics from the sunken Sabayil Castle
Atashgah is a temple built by Indian traders before 1745, west of the Caspian Sea. The inscription invokes Lord Shiva in Sanskrit at the Atashgah.
Painting of Baku's shoreline in 1861 by Alexey Bogolyubov.
Oil workers digging an oil well by hand at Bibi-Heybat.
Soldiers and officers of the army of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic shortly after the Battle of Baku
Neftchiler Avenue in Baku, c. 1920.
Absheron Peninsula satellite image, Landsat 5, 6 September 2010
The Armenian Saint Gregory the Illuminator's Church, Baku
The 13th-century Bibi-Heybat Mosque. The mosque was built over the tomb of a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
Maiden Tower in Old Baku, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 11th–12th century, recognised as the symbol of the city.
Caravanserai in Baku.
Baku Crystal Hall during the Eurovision Song Contest 2012
2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Chelsea playing against Arsenal at Baku Olympic Stadium during the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final
Baku black cab, introduced in 2011
Baku Metro
Baku Funicular
National Museum of History
Nizami Museum of Literature
National Art Museum
Villa Petrolea
Baku Museum of Modern Art
Lotfi A. Zadeh, artificial intelligence researcher, founder of fuzzy mathematics, fuzzy set theory, and fuzzy logic
Physicist Lev Landau, Baku State University student, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1962.
Kerim Kerimov, one of the founders of the Soviet space program.
Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion.
Mikayil Mushfig, Bakuvian poet and victim of the Stalinist purges.
Tofiq Bahramov, a Soviet footballer and football referee from Azerbaijan.
Vagit Alekperov, President of the leading Russian oil company LUKOIL.
Muslim Magomayev, one of the most famous singers of the USSR.
Mstislav Rostropovich, Grammy Award–winning cellist.
Yuli Gusman, film director and actor, founder and CEO of the Nika Award.
Natallia Arsiennieva, Belarusian playwright, poet and translator.
Vladimir Menshov, Soviet and Russian actor and film director.
Vladimir Dekanozov, Soviet senior state security operative and diplomat.
Matvey Skobelev, Russian revolutionary and politician.
Salatyn Asgarova, Azerbaijani journalist, National Hero of Azerbaijan.

Partnership relations also exist at different levels with: Paris, Vienna, Tbilisi, Nur-Sultan, Minsk, Moscow, Volgograd, Kizlyar, Tashkent and Chengdu.

Honolulu

Capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii, which is located in the Pacific Ocean.

Capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii, which is located in the Pacific Ocean.

A view of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 from Japanese planes. The torpedo explosion in the center is on the USS West Virginia.
Astronaut photograph of western Honolulu, HNL Airport, and Pearl Harbor taken from the International Space Station
Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station
Downtown at Bishop and King streets, with First Hawaiian Center (left) and Bankoh Center (right)
The Hawaii State Capitol
Map of racial distribution in Honolulu, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Honolulu viewed from Diamond Head crater
With symbolic native-styled architectural features, First Hawaiian Center is the tallest building in Hawaii and home to a Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House gallery
Aerial view of Diamond Head
Diamond Head and Honolulu viewed from Round Top Drive
Completed in 1928, Honolulu Hale is the city and county seat
Pacific Forum, one of the world's leading Asia-Pacific policy research institutes, is on Bishop Street.
Queen Liliuokalani Building, Hawaii Department of Education headquarters in Honolulu CDP
Hawaii State Library
Honolulu International Airport old control tower
8R "Reef Runway" of Honolulu International Airport
Aerial view of H-1 (looking east) from Honolulu Airport heading into downtown Honolulu

Chengdu, China, 2011

Kathmandu

Capital and the most populous city of Nepal with 845,767 inhabitants living in 105,649 households in 2021 and 2.9 million people in its urban agglomeration.

Capital and the most populous city of Nepal with 845,767 inhabitants living in 105,649 households in 2021 and 2.9 million people in its urban agglomeration.

Manjushree, with Chandrahrasa, the Buddhist deity said to have created the valley
Map of Kathmandu, 1802
Skyline of Kathmandu, circa 1793
Kathmandu Durbar Square, 1852
View of the Kathmandu valley from Swayambhunath, 1863
The now demolished old royal palace in 1920
Office of the Prime Minister of Nepal in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
Consulate of the Netherlands. Kathmandu hosts 28 diplomatic missions
Public baths, Kathmandu. 1979
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Pashupatinath as seen from the banks of the Bagmati river
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Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest in Nepal, shown during renovations following the 2015 earthquake.
Stone carvings, called Chaityas, seen in street corners and courtyards
National Museum of Nepal
A Buddhist statue display in Kathmandu
Asa Archives
Traditional Buddhist musical performance during Gunla
One of the typical Nepali meals Dal bhat in Kathmandu
President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav observing the street festival of Yenya, which literally means "festival of Kathmandu"
Samyak, a Buddhist festival during which statues of Buddhas from the ancient monasteries are displayed together. Note the statue of Hanuman next to the Buddhas in the picture, a common example of religious harmony in Kathmandu.
Nepali Lakhe dancer
Kathmandu valley as seen from Halchowk during Deepawali, 2013
Central Bank of Nepal
Hotel Shanker is one of the city's popular heritage hotels
Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu
Arch bridges over the Dhobi Khola river in Baneshwor, Kathmandu
A Nepal Bhasa magazine cover in 1951
Dasharath Rangasala
SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu
Urban expansion in Kathmandu, 2015.
The green, vegetated slopes that surround the Kathmandu metro area (light grey, image centre) include both forest reserves and national parks
Araniko Highway connects Kathmandu to Bhaktapur and onwards to the Chinese border.
Northeastern Kathmandu with Gaurishankar in background.
Kathmandu valley as seen from the Shivapuri hills
Singha Durbar
Basantapur Durbar Square
Entrance to a building in the Durbar Square
Goddess Kumari in a chariot procession
Ghanta Ghar and surrounding areas
Dharahara in 2014
Alleyway in Boudhanath

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