Piata Unirii - the fountain
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Piata Unirii - the fountain

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A: Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 74

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D: Piata Unirii on February 12 2011

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F: B Fotovest 28 08 2010 Timisoara

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H: A Fotovest 28 08 2010 Timisoara

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I: Piata Unirii, Timisoara, Romania, in front of the Cathedral.

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J: Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 75

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