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Source of the river Volga
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Camp near the lake
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Night camp near the lake
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Night Camp at Seliger
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Crossing the wade with bicycles
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Shirkov graveyard
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Lake Seliger
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Forest
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Seliger. Curve cell. island
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Railway bridge at Seliger
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Sunset at Seliger lake
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Sunset at Seliger lake
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Sunrise At Cape Reinga Lighthouse
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Castello in Valsolda
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Forcella Val del Drap
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Dawn Sardinia
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Oberer Grencherberg
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lake the Fears
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Church of Saints Peter and Paul 2
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River Luga
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Church of Saints Peter and Paul
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house in the village
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