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Baba Yaga house (Abalak tourist complex)
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Whale's tail (Abalak tourist complex)
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Abalak, near the Irtysh river
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Ugor exposure
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Tobolsk Kremlin
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Tobolsk kremlin canons
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Mendeleevo, factory
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Archaeological Museum
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Andreevskoe lake
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Tree of skill
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Cusco Plaza de Armas
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At Home Resort
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Archaeological Museum
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La Petite Venise
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Wat Bang Riang
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Old Bridge, Kitzingen, Germany
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