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Torgashinskiy Ridge, buttes
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Buttes on the Torgashinskiy Ridge, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. There are small buttes across the slope of the ridge from the side of the Bazaikha River. Taken on September 10, 2013.

Copyright: Anatolij Semyonov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12288x6144
Taken: 10/09/2013
Uploaded: 16/09/2013
Updated: 17/07/2014
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Tags: nature; ridge; butte
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