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Chernevskie ponds. South Butovo, Moscow, Russia. October 2010.
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Chernevskie ponds. South Butovo, Moscow, Russia. October 2010.

Copyright: Alexander Adashkevich
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Resolution: 10216x5108
Taken: 11/10/2010
Uploaded: 19/10/2010
Updated: 06/03/2015
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Tags: moscow; russia.; chernevskie ponds; south butovo; Черневские пруды; Южное Бутово; Москва; россия; panorama; панорама; фото; фотография
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