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Nam Phou fountain in Vientiane, LAOS
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The Nam Phou fountain is situated in the very center of Ventiane, in the old colonial city.
Copyright: Christian Costeaux
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14132x7066
Taken: 22/08/2010
Uploaded: 14/10/2012
Updated: 14/10/2014
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Tags: vientiane; nam phou; fountain; laos; monument
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