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Mironow Alexsey
Skuratowo
Mironow Alexsey
Maloe Skuratowo
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Krapivna. Square of old City. Church. (2010)
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Krapivna. Abandoned church. Interior. (2010)
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Prudy. Abandoned Church. (2011)
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Дворец Культуры. Щёкино. (Schekino city, the Palace of Culture)
Koshelev
Двор дома №3 по Молодежной улице в г. Щёкино, Тульской области. (The courtyard house number 3 on Youth Street in Shchekino, Tula region)
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Orel, Russia
Василий Кумаев, Андрей Мишин
Belev. Monastery (2011)
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Могила Льва Толстого в Ясной Поляне. (Tomb of Leo Tolstoy in Yasnaya)
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Yasnaya Polyana. House Volkonsky. Stables. Coachman's cottage
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Ясная Поляна. Прешпект. (Yasnaya Polyana Tolstoy Estate)
Gregory Panayotou
Promenade among Jatiluwih's beautiful terraced rice fields
Leszek Cuper
Warszawski balon widokowy
Robert Mročka
Ostrava z věže Nové radnice
kiyoharu takamura
Mt eboshi
Marcio Cabral
Rio de las Vueltas
Omar Junior
Alagamento na Rua Joaquim Nabuco
Viktor Vokic
Catacombs of Paris
Bill Edwards
The REI Pinnacle, Seattle, WA
Jan Koehn
O'zapft is - Bergkirchweih 2012
John Roberts
High View Nature Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
David Rowley
Nærøyfjord
Bill Bailey
Route 66 Winslow Arizona
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