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Griffins and SPHINX
St. Petersburg
Copyright: Alexey Klement
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 26/06/2012
Uploaded: 27/06/2012
Updated: 16/10/2014
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Tags: griffins; sohinx; neva; river; weather; sky; saint-petersburg
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