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兵庫県姫路市の手柄山にある慰霊塔
Japan

This is a cenotaph to commemorate those who died during World War 2. The shape of this monument is an inverted sword stuck in the ground. That is a symbol of peace.

Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 05/05/2011
Updated: 25/04/2014
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