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Flower in Lyon, France

Copyright: Vincent Bosson
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5906x2953
Taken: 11/09/2011
Uploaded: 11/09/2011
Updated: 16/10/2014
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Tags: contemporain art; lyon
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