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English embankment
St. Petersburg
Copyright: Andrey Golubev
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8808x4404
Taken: 06/05/2011
Uploaded: 18/06/2013
Updated: 14/08/2014
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Tags: saint-petersburg; russia; spring; neva; river; embankment; icebreaker; museum; old building; monument; history
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