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Little Red Cliff in Himeji, Japan
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Little Red Cliff is a half mile long, 150 feet high cliff along Seto inland sea named after the Red Cliff in China. The cliiff consists mainly of rhyolite. This kind of precipice is pretty rare in Seto inland sea area.

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Uploaded: 05/05/2011
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