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Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins. September 2011.
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Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins. September 2011.

Copyright: Alexander Adashkevich
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Resolution: 10168x5084
Taken: 16/09/2011
Uploaded: 23/09/2011
Updated: 11/07/2014
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