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Shelekhov: Central Avenue
Russia
Copyright: Alexey Tsepelev
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 11/07/2011
Uploaded: 19/09/2011
Updated: 13/05/2014
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Tags: shelekhov; city; шелехов; avenue; проспект; central
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