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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/12

By askdotcom // June 12th, 2013

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For today’s photo challenge of the day we asked, “Do you know which iconic mountain peak this is?

If you guessed Mount Fuji, you’re correct!

One of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains,” Mt. Fuji is the high mountain in Japan, located on Honshu Island, coming in at 3,776.24 meters (or 12,389 ft). It is an active stratovolcano, but it hasn’t erupted since 1707-08. It lies about 60 miles south-west from Tokyo and is visible on clear days. 

The peak has an exceptionally symmetrical cone that is snow capped many months of the year, which makes this natural wonder a well-known Japanese symbol.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/5

By askdotcom // June 5th, 2013

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Today’s photo of the day challenge asked, “Do you know which famous U.S. mountain this is?”

If you guessed Mt. Rainier in Tacoma Washington, then you are correct!

Mt. Rainier is actually not just a mountain; it’s a stratovolcano located just 54 miles east of Seattle. Part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, it is the most topographically prominent mountain. It’s also considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Even though the last known evidence of eruption was 1894, you never know…

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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