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Vikanata Skala view point in Stara Planina Mountain

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Vikanata Skala view point in Stara Planina Mountain, near Bulgarka Hut

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A: Near Bulgarka

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B: Buzludzha - front view

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C: Inside Buzludza monument - The big hall

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D: Buzludzha Inner Hall

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F: Buzludza monument - Beyond the red stars

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G: Buzludhza - back view

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H: Daskalova House in Tryavna

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I: Old house

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J: Tryavna Central Square Morning

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