Lublin main square in the old town
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Lublin main square in the old town

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The square with cafe's and the court building. Photo's taken on may 26, 2011.

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C: Lublin crown tribunal

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E: A corner of main square

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Photo's taken on may 26, 2011.

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F: Under the Krakow Gate

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Photo's taken on may 26, 2011.

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G: Krakow gate

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Note the trolley bus. Photo's taken on may 26, 2011.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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