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Under the Ashhill
Czech Republic

Forest in autumn near the Kytlice village, under the Popelova hill (Ash hill). The hill, that can be seen in the northwest, is called Sokol (Falcon).

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Uploaded: 01/10/2009
Updated: 19/09/2014
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