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Park in Slavkurort

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A: Slavkurort

by Alexander Moskovenko, 340 meters away

Slavkurort

B: Slavkurort. Salt lakes

by Alexander Moskovenko, 400 meters away

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C: Slavkurort. Pinery

by Alexander Moskovenko, 440 meters away

Slavkurort. Pinery

D: Сhalkpit

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E: s.Mayaki

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F: Quarry Mountain Karachun

by Yura Poltavchenko, 9.5 km away

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G: Bombay Bay

by Konstantin Brizhnichenko, 10.3 km away

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Bombay Bay

H: Bay "Pen'ki" in spring

by Konstantin Brizhnichenko, 10.5 km away

Bay "Pen'ki" in spring

I: Spring Brook

by Konstantin Brizhnichenko, 10.8 km away

Spring Brook

J: Deforestation in Brusin

by Konstantin Brizhnichenko, 11.1 km away

Deforestation in Brusin

This panorama was taken in Ukraine, Europe

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