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Samokov Sports Hall

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Winter night panorama in front of the sports hall Arena Samokov. Samokov is a city situated 60 km South from Sofia - Bulgaria's capitol. It is mountain city at 950 m above sea level and 10 km away there is one of the best ski resorts in Bulgaria - Borovets.

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