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Groves In Steppe
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Picturesque birch and aspen groves on hill slopes in Akbulaksky rayon (administrative territorial unit) in Orenburg region. At 4.40 p. m. on 19th of August, 2012.

Copyright: Metik Sergey
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 29892x14946
Taken: 21/08/2012
Uploaded: 21/08/2012
Updated: 18/08/2014
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Tags: birch; aspen; grove; orenburg; nature; steppe; hill; novopavlovka; akbulak
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