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Kozenka river, aug2011
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Beavers dam on Kozenka river, aug2011
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Sunset over Kozenka river, aug2011
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in the Field near Gusevo village, aug2011
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Kozinka river near Andreevskoe (aug2012)
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Kozenka river
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Kozenka, Andreevskaya, beaver's dam
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Kozenka river, Barskaya, aug2009
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Kozenka river, Barskaya, aug2010
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Kozinka river, Barskaya (sep2012)
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Beavers dam on Kozenka river, aug2011
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Kozinka river near Koza village (aug2012)
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Swamp near Koza village (sep2012)
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View at Koza village - 2.3 GPix (aug2011)
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Kozinka river near Andreevskoe (aug2012)
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Kozenka river and Sot' river confluence, aug2010
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Kozinka river, Sinij (jul2013)
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in the field near Koza village, jul2010
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Sunset over Kozenka river, aug2011
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Koza, over the field
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Kolomenskoe Gigapixel Sunset (50000x25000)(21may2012)
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Kozenka river, Studeniy, jun2010
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Beavers dam on Kozenka river, aug2011
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bird's fly over russian backwoods
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Kozenka river near Koza village
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