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Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lava Flow Ii
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Another look at the lava flow on the Naples side of Mount Vesuvius This is the flow which destroyed the town of San Sebastiano Vesuviana in 1944.

Copyright: Scott Knauss
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11210x5605
Taken: 29/05/2009
Uploaded: 29/05/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
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