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Sanduka 08, Jerusalem
Middle East
Copyright: Zoran Strajin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11980x5990
Taken: 10/07/2012
Uploaded: 13/09/2012
Updated: 01/09/2014
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Tags: old city; jerusalem; israel; sanduka
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