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Jankovac

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Wooden path near Skakavac Waterfall, Jankovac, Croatia, Nature Park Papuk. Photographed during snowy wintertime afternoon.

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A: Jankovac

by Hrvoje Mikolčević, 120 meters away

Under the frozen waterfall Skakavac in Jankovac. Winter 2010.

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H: St. Dimitri Church

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I: Kapovac peak on Krndija

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J: Ružica Grad

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