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Maruhakayama Kohun
Japan

A Kofun (huge tomes in Japan) on the Saitama Kofun Park.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9796x4898
Taken: 05/02/2011
Uploaded: 05/02/2011
Updated: 25/06/2014
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