Walkabout Timisoara - Fabric district
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Walkabout Timisoara - Fabric district

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A: Walkabout Timisoara in "Fabric" district

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B: Pestalozzi-Stefan cel Mare intersection in Timisoara

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C: 2010 Christmas Panorama

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D: Santaless Christmas Timisoara Panorama

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E: A Targul Mainilor Dibace

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F: B Targul Mainilor Dibace

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G: Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 99

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H: Walkabout F

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I: Timisoara - Piata Traian

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J: Piata Traian in Timisoara, Romania

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