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Toruń, Above The Theater Square - a bird's eye view

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A: Toruń, the cloister in the back of the Mary Church

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B: Torun - the Holy Mary Church

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C: Toruń, in the front of the Mary Church

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D: Toruń, Saint Mary church

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E: Church of the Assumption

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F: Toruń, ul. Most Pauliński

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G: Torun - Holy Mary Church, Coll. Maius, the Court and the remand

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H: Old Market northern part

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I: Court yard of the old town hall

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J: Old City Hall courtyard - Torun

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This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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