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The Arg-é Bam (ارگ بم) Before being destroyed by an earthquake
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The Arg-é Bam (ارگ بم)

On December 26, 2003, the Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake ...

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Copyright: Sahneh
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Hochgeladen: 28/02/2010
Aktualisiert: 03/06/2012
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