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Balakleya, Seversky Donets River, Pearl Beach

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Река Северский Донец, город Балаклея, пляж возле базы отдыха Жемчужина. Отдых на байдарках. Лето, июнь 2012 года

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B: Children's Health Camp Olympia

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C: Balakleya, white sands

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D: city ​​beach, city Balakleya

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E: Balakleya, the beach, cafes Neptune

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G: Balakliya District House of Culture, the area

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H: Balakleya, area Rostovtsev 4

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I: Balakliya, park, area Rostovtsev

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