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Ajigawa river floodgate
Japan

Arched gate against storm surges in the mouth of the Ajigawa river, Osaka.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9484x4742
Uploaded: 30/01/2012
Updated: 25/06/2014
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