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Mont Cenis lake
Maurienne valley, Savoy Alps
Copyright: Alessandro Ugazio
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8192x4096
Taken: 05/10/2008
Uploaded: 10/06/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
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