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Сгорело
Russia
Copyright: Михаил Шишов
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12212x6106
Taken: 22/12/2011
Uploaded: 22/12/2011
Updated: 01/09/2014
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Tags: Архангельск; пожар; сгорело; разруха; камаз; грузовая машина; россия; arkhangelsk; fire; fired; ruin; kamaz; truck; russia
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