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Ice Palace in Dmitrov
Russia
Copyright: Andrey Golubev
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8936x4468
Taken: 09/08/2011
Uploaded: 19/06/2013
Updated: 14/08/2014
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Tags: dmitrov; square; ice palace; russia; summer
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