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Shirinashigawa river flood gate
Japan

Blue arched gate against storm surges in the mouth of the Shirinashigawa river, Osaka.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9588x4794
Uploaded: 02/02/2012
Updated: 25/06/2014
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