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Dame Claire wine tasting near Lausanne, Switzerland
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Dame Claire wine maker on time off
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Inside the Thai Pagoda in Ouchy, Lausanne
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Pavillon Thaïlandais, Quai D'ouchy, Lausanne
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Inside Pavillon Thaïlandais, Quai D'ouchy, Lausanne
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Underneath the Cedar in Ouchy
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Olympic Museum Lausanne
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Elysée Lausanne - a museum for photography
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Cathedral of Lausanne Main Hall
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Cathedral of Lausanne, Entry Hall
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Lausanne Ouchy Place De La Navigation by night - gigapixel panorama
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Pedro Menezes
Madeira Island - Funchal Wide View
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Rocket Park - Saturn V rocket - Top of third stage
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Fiume Noce Croviana 1
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Bourg-en-Bresse Vieux quartier
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Nagasaki
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Fairy Spring at Red Canyon at Mui Ne
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Sandstone in Labetxu
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Rocket Park - Saturn V rocket - Stage 3 (S-IVB)
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Turn onto the road
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Toscana Village Resort pool, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
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Airlie Beach Hotel - Deluxe Motel rooms
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Marie-Luise at the Sagrada Familia
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Island lifestyle for sail, Whitsundays, Australia
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Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Taringa
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Empuriabrava boat harbour, spain
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Whisper Bay Pool - deep end
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Toscana Village Resort, Unit 19, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
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Fusion 40 - Verve, Whitsunday Yacht Charters
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Undarra Lava camp kitchen
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Granite Arch, Girraween National Park
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