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Russia
Copyright: Timofey Osipov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17000x8500
Taken: 25/07/2010
Uploaded: 08/12/2010
Updated: 17/09/2014
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Tags: ергаки; природа; озеро; ergaki; nature; lake; mountain; горы; Тайга; лес
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