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Юрьевец, берег Волги. Yurievets, bank of the Volga
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Мусор на берегу Волги. Юрьевец.Rubbish on the banks of the Volga. Yurievets.
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Юрьевец. Глазовая гора. Школа №3. Yurievets. Glazov mountain. School № 3
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The river Volga
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The city of Jurevets, Tarkovsky's museum.
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The small town Jurevets centre. Центр городка Юрьевец
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Юрьевец. У Благовещенской церкви. Yurievets. At Church of the Annunciation.
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Main square of the city of Jurevets
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Юрьевец, вид с колокольни
Denis Sidorenko
Sokol'skoye
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Святой источник блаженного Симона. Saint Simon the source of the Blessed
Michael Mironov
village Zarechnyj
Denis Oleynik
Шабаловка2
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White Domes Trail, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Wilsons Arch, Utah, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Mushroom Lake, Sawtooth National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Tomasz Makarewicz
Toolbrunup Peak Stirling Range
Zoran Strajin
The Temple Mount [Haram Al-Sharif], Jerusalem
Maciej G. Szling
Nowy Sącz Biały Klasztor Wieża
John Roberts
Three Roof Ruin, Escalante Arm, Lake Powell, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Natural Bridge, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
Thang Bui
Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang province
Dmitry Yurlagin
From the Little Borus
John Roberts
Bristlecone Pine, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, USA
Arno Dietz
Imperia
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Monument to sappers on Kursk fight. Памятник саперам. Станция Поныри
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Святой источник блаженного Симона. Saint Simon the source of the Blessed
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Piskarevsky memorial
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Тригорское. Дом-музей Осиповых-Вульф (задний фронтон) Trigorskoye. House-museum of the Osipov-Wolf
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Могила Льва Толстого в Ясной Поляне. (Tomb of Leo Tolstoy in Yasnaya)
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Petersburg, park Avenue Nepokorennykh
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Boarding house.
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Спуск к озеру. The walk down to the lake.
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Main square of the city of Jurevets
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Мусор на берегу Волги. Юрьевец.Rubbish on the banks of the Volga. Yurievets.
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Юрьевец, вид с колокольни
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Kurshskay kosa, pension, recreation
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