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Kirh
Russia
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Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16000x8000
Taken: 17/05/2012
Uploaded: 17/05/2012
Updated: 10/10/2014
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Kirh
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Sosnovka light
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Sosnovka
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coast
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green pond
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Yumsky Bor
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Rogozniki
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Galaschy leto
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bumblebee
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Grauwald
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The Great river \ река Великая
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The Monastery Yard
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Casares
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Turin watched from the Mole Antonelliana
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Crema - Piazza del Duomo
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Cloister, Wells Cathedral
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shore of the sky
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Petropavlovskoye
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Parksity
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Kirh
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Lisy
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Podgornaya
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Fild
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Green rivers
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