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White Nights 2012: Festival Town: Beach
Russia
Copyright: Timofey Dubrovskikh
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Taken: 08/06/2012
Uploaded: 15/06/2012
Updated: 13/08/2014
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