On the top of Gorodok Hill
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On the top of Gorodok Hill

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F: Winter park

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G: Park in the morning

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H: Gluhov

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I: The area near the church

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J: Square in downtown area

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This panorama was taken in Ukraine, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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