Plitvice in rain
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Plitvice in rain

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C: Plitvice

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D: Plitvička Jezera, 2012.

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E: Galovački Buk, Plitvička Jezera

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F: Plitvice Lakes National Park

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G: Cave in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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H: Plitvice Lakes 2

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I: Plitvice National Park

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J: National park Plitvice lakes

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This panorama was taken in Croatia, Europe

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