Asia is home to the world's tallest natural structure (Mount Everest, Nepal), as well as the world's tallest man-made structure, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, above. The Burj Khalifa, named after the president of the United Arab Emirates (Sheikh Khalifa), soars nearly 830 meters (2,723 feet), with 160 floors.

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