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"PecherNIPIneft" illumination
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Ухта - "ПечорНИПИнефть" иллюминация, памятник Пушкину

Copyright: Sergey Kalinin
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Resolution: 10828x5414
Taken: 19/12/2012
Uploaded: 19/12/2012
Updated: 05/08/2014
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